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On This Day: August 28th

This is 240th day of the year and 125 days remain in the year.

in history
1609
Henry Hudson discovered Delaware Bay.
1850
Richard Wagner's opera, Lohengrin, premiered at Weimar, Germany.
1922
The first commercial to be broadcast on radio aired on station WEAF in New York City. The ten minute advertisement for the Queensboro Realty Company cost $100.
1955
Emmett Till, a black teenager from Chicago, was abducted and by white men after he supposedly whistled at a white woman in Mississippi. The case was reopened in 2005.
1963
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial to civil rights demonstrators.
1968
Anti-Vietnam war protesters and police clashed in the streets of Chicago while the Democratic National Convention nominated Hubert H. Humphrey for president.
1981
The Centers for Disease Control announced a medical task force had been formed to look into the incidence of Kaposi's sarcoma and pneumocystis in homosexual men. AIDS was later found to be the cause.
August 28 BirthdaysJohann Wolfgang von Goethe1749–1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist, and scientist, b. Frankfurt.
Charles Boyeractor
Roger Tory Petersonornithologist
Saint Elizabeth Ann Setonreligious leader
Jason Priestleyactor
Bruno Bettelheimpsychologist
Robertson Davieswriter



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