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August 28th Trivia

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August 28th In Pop Culture History

1609 - Henry Hudson discovered the Delaware Bay.

1789 - William Herschel discovered another Saturn moon, Enceladus.

1830 - The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's (B&O) new 'Tom Thumb' steam locomotive races a horse-drawn car, presaging steam's role in US railroads.

1833 - The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 received Royal Assent, abolishing slavery through most the British Empire.

1845 - The first issue of Scientific American magazine was published.

1898 - Caleb Bradham invented the carbonated soft drink that would later be called "Pepsi-Cola".

1955 - Black 14-year-old Emmett Till was brutally murdered in Mississippi, for 'flirting' with a white woman, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement.

1961 - #1 Hit August 28, 1961 - September 3, 1961: Joe Dowell - Wooden Heart (Muss I Denn)

1963 - At the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his I Have a Dream speech

1996 - Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales got divorced.

Celebrity Birthdays

True...

Jack Black (1969)
LeAnn Rimes (1982)
Shania Twain (1965)
Jack Kirby (1917)
David Soul (1943)
Fernando Fernan Gomez (1921)
Billy Boyd (1968)
Luis Guzman (1956)
Jason Priestley (1969)
Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.

 



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