Let any war be called a great war, it is a wonder. Yet the First World War is also remembered by this name. History tells that it got this name because such a war was not even imagined then.
28 August: The beginning of the great war, know today’s history
Beginning of the Great War: If any war is called a Great War, it is a wonder. Yet the First World War is also remembered by this name. History tells that it got this name because such a war was not even imagined then. The beginning of such a war was on the same date i.e. July 28 in 1914.
It happened that in June 1914, the Austro-Hungarian heir Ferdinand was assassinated. Then Austria declared war on Serbia. Over time, its scope expanded and due to mutual organizations, it expanded to 37 countries on three continents of Europe, Asia and Africa between 1914 and 1919. Then the struggle took place not only on land, but also in sea and sky. About half the world came under the purview of this war and during this about one crore people died. The number of injured was doubled. The soldiers of India under Britain also became a part of this war and they also had a large share in the casualties.
According to media reports then, 47 thousand, 746 soldiers were killed out of about eight lakh Indian soldiers involved in the war. The number of injured Indians was around 65 thousand. There is also a fact that in the hope of independence, Indian leaders decided to stay with Britain during the World War. Before the start of the war, the Indian leaders did not pay attention to this effort of the Germans to intensify the movement against Britain in India. The logic behind this was that the Indian revolutionaries could take advantage of this after Britain was caught in the war. Then Germany’s proposal was not accepted and after the war Britain also did not give any exemption to India. The war ended on 28 June 1919, when France, Italy, Britain and allies signed the treaty in front of Germany.
List of important historical events of 28 August.
- 1521 Belgrade was captured by the troops of Sultan Suleiman I of Turkey.
- 1709 Pamhiba was crowned the king of Manipur.
- 1777 American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Cooch’s Bridge took place near Newark, Delaware.
- 1781 Hyder Ali fought the Battle of Pallilore against the British Army.
- The period of fear and terror ended in 1794 when Maximilian Robespierre and his companions were executed in France.
- 1840 Nine Jewish prisoners released from Damascus prison.
- 1845 The first edition of the famous magazine Scientific American was printed.
- 1858 The British who recognized fingerprints, William James Herschel, was born.
- 1864 The first Geneva Conventions would have governed the rules of war signed by 26 nations.
- 1867 The United States occupied Midway Island in the Pacific.
- 1870 Shramjeevi Sangh, the first labor organization of India was established.
- 1901 America’s first private school, Silliman University, was founded in the Philippines.
- 1903 The Russian battleship Slav, the last of five Borodino-class battleships, was launched.
- 1909 A military coup d’état against the government of Dimitriosalis began in the Gaudí region of Athens, Greece.
- 1914 On this day the First World War started.
- 1914 In the first naval battle of World War I, British ships defeated the German fleet in the Heligoland Bight area of the North Sea.
- 1916 In World War I, Italy declared war on Germany.
- 1949 The last six surviving veterans of the American Civil War meet with Indianapolis.
- 1963 Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, the longest bridge in the world, opened in Lake Washington, Washington, USA.
- 1972 General Insurance Business Nationalization Bill was passed.
- 1986 Bhagyashree Sathe became the first woman to become a Grandmaster in Chess.
- 1996 Prince Charles of England and his wife Diana formally divorced.
- 1996 Four years after their separation, Charles, Prince of Wales, and his wife, Princess Diana, formally divorced.
- 2006 The world’s tallest woman, Maria Ester de. Capovilla, died in Ecuador.
- The 2007 total lunar eclipse occurs during wee hours in most of North America and the eastern Pacific Ocean.
- 2010 China and India claim that military relations between the two countries will not be affected despite the latest visa conflict.
- 2012 IBM sells one of the ‘most powerful and advanced’ servers.
- 2013 11 people died in a three-storey building collapse in Gujarat’s Vadodara city.
Famous people born on August 28.
- 1929 Rajendra Yadav / Male / Writer / India
- 1950 Anant Mahadevan / Male / Actor / India
- 1961 Deepak Tijori / Male / Actor / India
Notable people died on August 28.
- 2009 DJ M / Male / Musician / United States