August 28 in History
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National Bow Tie Day
Cherry Turnovers Day
National Power Rangers Day
National Red Wine Day
National Thoughtful Day
Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
1609 – Henry Hudson discovered Delaware Bay.
1789 – William Herschel discovered another Saturn moon, Enceladus.
1810 – The French Navy accepted the surrender of a British Royal Navy fleet at the Battle of Grand Port.
1830 – The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s (B&O) new ‘Tom Thumb’ steam locomotive raced a horse-drawn car, presaging steam’s role in US railroads.
1833 – The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 received Royal Assent, abolishing slavery throughout most of the British Empire.
1845 – The first issue of Scientific American magazine was published.
1859 – The Carrington Event was the strongest geomagnetic storm on record to strike the Earth. Electrical telegraph service is widely disrupted.
1898 – Caleb Bradham invented the carbonated soft drink that would later be called “Pepsi-Cola.”
1910 – Ten suffragists were arrested at the White House for protesting, demanding the right to vote for women.
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.
#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.