This Day in History on 28 August

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 28 August. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1833 – King William IV gives Royal Assent to the Slavery Abolition Act 1833, although slavery remained legal in the possessions of the East India Company until the passage of the Indian Slavery Act, 1843.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1896 – Firaq Gorakhpuri, Indian author, poet, and critic (d. 1982)

1928 – Vilayat Khan, Indian sitar player and composer (d. 2004)

1954 – Ravi Kanbur, Indian-English economist and academic

1961 – Deepak Tijori, Indian actor and director

1966 – Priya Dutt, Indian social worker and politician

Death/ Death Anniversary

Futher Reading

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