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Notable Historical Events for August 28th

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

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

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

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

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

1943Benito Mussolini transfered from La Maddalena Sardinia to Gran Sasso

199494th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

1983Pat Bradley wins Columbia Savings Golf Classic

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 28th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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