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The 28 August 413 BC lunar eclipse happened during Second Battle of Syracuse.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sicilian_Expedition#Second_Battle_of_Syracuse

Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc co-ordinated observations of the lunar eclipse of 28 August 1635
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas-Claude_Fabri_de_Peiresc#Astronomer

A total lunar eclipse occurred on August 28, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_2007_lunar_eclipse

Balfour Stewart recorded a super flare on the evening of 28 August 1859
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balfour_Stewart#Stewart_Super_Flare

From August 28, 1859, until September 2, numerous sunspots and solar flares were observed on the sun.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t30386138/solar-storm-of-1859/



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"a sacrifice for Sol and Luna on August 28th"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol_(mythology)#Sol_in_the_Roman_Republic



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On August 28, 1993, the Galileo Probe flew within 2,400 kilometres of asteroid 243 Ida. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/243_Ida#Galileo_flyby

The planets Neptune, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Venus and Earth on August 28, 2747 BC were all positioned within 9.3° from the sun.



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Hurricane Katrina attained Category 5 status on the morning of August 28, 2005
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina

Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sighted land (St. Augustine in Florida) on August 28, 1565.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Augustine,_Florida#Founding_of_St._Augustine

The Herschels completed the 40 ft telescope on the 28th August 1789
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=9b00AAAAQBAJ&pg=PR48#v=onepage&q&f=false



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On 28 August 2008 the Russian military launched a test flight of the Topol-M missile
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RT-2PM_Topol

STS-128 Space Shuttle Discovery was launched on 28 August 2009. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sts-128



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Leroy Chiao (born August 28, 1960) is an American engineer, former NASA astronaut
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leroy_Chiao

Secondo Campini (August 28, 1904 - February 7, 1980) was an Italian engineer and one of the pioneers of the jet engine.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secondo_Campini

Antoine Augustin Cournot (28 August 1801 - 31 March 1877) was a French philosopher and mathematician.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_Augustin_Cournot

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 - 22 March 1832) was a German writer, artist, and politician.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Wolfgang_von_Goethe#Scientific_work

Vonda Neel McIntyre (born Louisville, Kentucky, on August 28, 1948) is an American science fiction author.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vonda_N._McIntyre

Billy Boyd (born 28 August 1968) is a Scottish actor and musician 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Boyd_(actor)

John Herbert Chapman (August 28, 1921 - September 28, 1979) was a Canadian space researcher. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Herbert_Chapman

Aaron R. Parsons (born 28 August 1980) is an astrophysicist 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Parsons

Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel (August 28, 1810, or possibly 1809, - October 30, 1862) was an American astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ormsby_M._Mitchel

Roger David Blandford FRS is an astronomer and astrophysicist.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Blandford

George Eric Deacon Alcóck (28 August 1912 - 15 December 2000) was an English astronomer. 
https://goo.gl/7vXqfP



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Science fiction thriller film Gravity opened the 70th Venice International Film Festival in August 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity_(film)

HELLO FROM EARTH is an Interstellar Radio Message sent on Friday 28 August 2009.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hello_From_Earth



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NGC 6589 was discovered by American astronomer Truman Henry Safford on the 28th August 1867.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58420319/ngc-6589/

NGC 7083 was discovered by Scottish astronomer James Dunlop on the 28th August 1826.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58420327/ngc-7083/

Messier 1 was independently rediscovered by French astronomer Charles Messier on the 28th August 1758.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t3248240/the-crab-nebula/



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6Q0B44E was first observed on the 28th August 2006.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6Q0B44E

On 28 August 1789, William_Herschel discovered Enceladus, a new moon of Saturn.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/40-foot_telescope

Asteroid (243) Ida I Dactyl, was discovered by the Galileo spacecraft during its flyby in 1993. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dactyl_%28moon%29#Moon

Asteroid (167) Urda was discovered by Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters on August 28, 1876 in Clinton, New York
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/167_Urda

Asteroid (312) Pierretta was discovered by Auguste Charlois on August 28, 1891 in Nice.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/312_Pierretta

The Aurigids meteor shower, beginning on August 28, peaks on September 1, and ends on September 4 every year.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurigids



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Meteorites

The Ellemeet (Diogenite) meteorite fell in Zeeland, Netherlands, on the 28th August 1925.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44680577/ellemeet-meteorite/

The Lanzenkirchen (L4) meteorite fell in Niederosterreich, Austria, on the 28th August 1925.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44680580/lanzenkirchen-meteorite/



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