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This Day In History: Aug. 28

This Day in History

1963: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I have a dream" speech as some 200,000 people march on Washington in support of black demands for equal rights.
1990: Iraq declares Kuwait, which it invaded weeks earlier, its 19th province.
1992: U.S. planes begin delivering emergency food to war-torn Somalia, joining international relief efforts.
1997: A controversial anti-affirmative action measure, Proposition 209, goes into effect in California.

Today's Birthdays

1749: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, author/poet/dramatist/philosopher (Frankfurt, Germany; died 1832)
1774: Elizabeth Ann Seton, educator and first American-born saint (New York, NY; died 1821)
1873: Eliel Saarinen, architect (Helsinki, Finland; died 1950)
1889: Charles Boyer, actor (Figeac, France; died 1978)
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, psychoanalyst (Austria; died 1990)
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, naturalist/bird watcher/author (Jamestown, NY; died 1996)
1913: Robertson Davies, novelist/playwright/critic (Thamesville, Ontario, Canada; died 1995)
1925: Donald O'Connor, actor/dancer (Chicago, IL; died 2003)
1930: Ben Gazzara, actor (New York, NY)
1938: Paul Martin, prime minister of Canada (Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
1940: William Cohen, former defense secretary (Bangor, ME)
1943: Lou Piniella, baseball player and manager (Tampa, FL)
1950: Ron Guidry, baseball pitcher (Lafayette, LA)
1952: Rita Dove, poet (Akron, OH)
1958: Scott Hamilton, Olympic champion figure skater (Toledo, OH)
1965: Shania Twain, country singer (Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
1969: Jason Priestley, actor (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
1982: LeAnn Rimes, country singer (Jackson, MS)


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