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MCMXXVIII) was a
starting on Sunday (
dominical letter AG) of the
Gregorian calendar, the 1928th year of the
Common Era (CE) and
Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 928th year of the
2nd millennium, the 28th year of the
20th century, and the 9th year of the
August 2 – Italy and
Ethiopia sign the
August 16 – Serial killer
Carl Panzram is arrested in Washington, D.C., for burglary. According to his confession, "In my lifetime I have murdered 21 human beings, I have committed thousands of burglaries, robberies, larcenies, arsons and, last but not least, I have committed sodomy on more than 1,000 male human beings. For all these things I am not in the least bit sorry."
August 22 –
Al Smith accepts the
Democratic presidential nomination, with WGY/W2XB simulcasting the event on radio and television.
August 25 – Ahmet Zogu proclaims himself King
Zog of Albania; he is crowned
August 26 – In Scotland, May Donoghue finds the remains of a snail in her
ginger beer, leading to the landmark
Donoghue v Stevenson.
August 27 – The
Kellogg–Briand Pact is signed in Paris, the first treaty to outlaw aggressive war.
August 29 –
C.D. Motagua is founded as an
August 31 –
The Threepenny Opera (German: Die Dreigroschenoper) by
Bertolt Brecht and
Kurt Weill opens at the
Theater am Schiffbauerdamm, Berlin.