BANGLADESH ON THIS DAY:  AUG 28

1973
India and Pakistan signed the Delhi Accord, which followed the Bangladesh-India 'simultaneous repatriation' proposal. This allowed the release of most of the stranded Bangalis and Pakistanis held in Pakistan and India respectively for almost two years.
Delhi Accord



1975
Saudi Arabia recognizes Bangladesh as an independent nation.
Bangladesh



1987
Saidur Rahman (1909-1987), educationist, philosopher, died.
Saidur Rahman



2004
countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal jointly enforced by the Awami League (AL) and other opposition parties protesting the August 21 grenade attack on an AL rally and demanding resignation of the BNP-led ruling coalition brought life to a halt.
2004 Dhaka Grenade Attack



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Samina Chowdhury, renowned singer, was born in Dinajpur.
Samina Chowdhury