Today in History, English
Today in History, English

97681August 28Event1937 – Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
97682August 28Event1943 – World War II: In Denmark, a general strike against the Nazi occupation starts.
97683August 28Event1944 – World War II: Marseille and Toulon are liberated.
97684August 28Event1953 – Nippon Television broadcasts Japan's first television show, including its first TV advertisement.
97685August 28Event1955 – Black teenager Emmett Till is brutally murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement.
97686August 28Event1957 – U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond begins a filibuster to prevent the Senate from voting on Civil Rights Act of 1957 he stopped speaking 24 hours and 18 minutes later, the longest filibuster ever conducted by a single Senator.
97687August 28Event1963 – March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech
97688August 28Event1963 – Emily Hoffert and Janice Wylie are murdered in their Manhattan apartment, prompting the events that would lead to the passing of the Miranda Rights.
97689August 28Event1963 – The Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, the longest floating bridge in the world, opens between Seattle and Medina, Washington, US.
97690August 28Event1964 – The Philadelphia race riot begins.
97691August 28Event1968 – Riots in Chicago, Illinois, during the Democratic National Convention.
97692August 28Event1979 – An IRA bomb explodes at the Grote Markt in Brussels.
97693August 28Event1988 – Ramstein air show disaster: Three aircraft of the Frecce Tricolori demonstration team collide and the wreckage falls into the crowd. Seventy-five are killed and 346 seriously injured.
97694August 28Event1990 – Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province.
97695August 28Event1990 – An F5 tornado strikes the Illinois cities of Plainfield and Joliet, killing 29 people.
97696August 28Event1996 – Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales divorce.
97697August 28Event1998 – Pakistan's National Assembly passes a constitutional amendment to make the "Qur'an and Sunnah" the "supreme law" but the bill is defeated in the Senate.
97698August 28Event1998 – Second Congo War: Loyalist troops backed by Angolan and Zimbabwean forces repulse the RCD and Rwandan offensive on Kinshasa.
97699August 28Event2003 – An electricity blackout cuts off power to around 500,000 people living in south east England and brings 60% of London's underground rail network to a halt.
97700August 28Event2004 – Software Freedom Day is established and is firstly observed.
97701August 28Birth1023 – Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (d. 1068)
97702August 28Birth1582 – Taichang Emperor of China (d. 1620)
97703August 28Birth1592 – George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, English courtier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire (d. 1628)
97704August 28Birth1612 – Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch linguist and scholar (d. 1653)
97705August 28Birth1667 – Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (d. 1721)
97706August 28Birth1691 – Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (d. 1750)
97707August 28Birth1694 – Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1715)
97708August 28Birth1714 – Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick (d. 1774)
97709August 28Birth1728 – John Stark, American general (d. 1822)
97710August 28Birth1739 – Agostino Accorimboni, Italian composer (d. 1818)

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