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Notable Historical Events for August 28th

1983Pat Bradley wins Columbia Savings Golf Classic

1963Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I have a dream speech" addressing civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

1977Nolan Ryan strikes out 300 batters for 5th straight year

1943Benito Mussolini transfered from La Maddalena Sardinia to Gran Sasso

199494th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

1965Bob Dylan booed for playing electric guiter at a concert in New York's Forest Hills

1962Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)"

1986Tina Turner's star unveiled in Hollywood

200320th MTV Awards: Missy Elliott, Beyoncé f/ Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake wins

201128th MTV Awards: Katy Perry, Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber wins

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Notable Birthdays on August 28th

1917Jack Kirby, cartoonist (X-Men, Spiderman, Hulk, Capt America)

1938Paul Martin, Windsor Ontario, 21st Prime Minister of Canada (2003-2006)

1774Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, 1st American Catholic saint (1975), (d. 1821)

1965Shania Twain, Windsor Ontario, Canadian singer (You're Still the One)

1969Pierre Turgeon, Rouyn Quebec, NHL center (NY Islanders, Montreal Canadiens)

1749Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Frankfurt, social philosopher (Faust), (d. 1832)

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Notable Weddings on August 28th

1775Statesman John Hancock (38) weds hostess Dorothy Quincy (28) in Fairfield, Connecticut

2004"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actress Mariska Hargitay (40) weds actor-writer Peter Hermann (37) at the Unitarian Society in Santa Barbara, California

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Notable Divorces on August 28th

1953Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (36) divorces bass player Ray Brown (27) after 6 years of marriage

2009Blake Fielder-Civil (27) divorces Grammy award-winning singer Amy Winehouse (25) due to adultery after 2 years of marriage

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Notable Deaths on August 28th

1903Frederick Law Olmsted, American writer and landscape architect (designed Central Park) dies aged 81

1955Emmett Till, kidnapped & lynched at 14, in Money Mississippi

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