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Notable Historical Events for August 28th

1640Second Bishop's War: King Charles I's English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn

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

1921Babe Ruth starts streak of an extra-base hit in 9 straight games

1983Israeli PM Menachem Begin announces his resignation

1850Richard Wagner's opera "Lohengrin" premieres at Weimar, Germany

1981John Hinckley Jr pleads innocent in attempt to kill President Reagan

1987Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams & Willie McCovey with 522 HRs

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 28th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on August 28th

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

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

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