AUGUST 28 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1845 – Scientific American magazine was first published on the 28th day of August in 1845..

1859 – Vittorio Sella the Italian photographer was born on the 28th day of August in 1859 (d. 1943).

1898 – Caleb Bradham invented the carbonated soft drink that later was named Pepsi-Cola,on the 28th day of August in 1898.

1917 – Jack Kirby the American writer and illustrator was born on the 28th day of August in 1917 (d. 1994).

1937 – Toyota Motors became an independent company on the 28th day of August in 1937.

1943 – David Soul the American-English actor and singer was born on the 28th day of August in 1943.

1953 – Nippon Television broadcasted Japan’s first television show, and first TV advertisement on the 28th day of August in 1953.

1961 – Kim Appleby the English singer and songwriter from Mel and Kim was born on the 28th day of August in 1961.

1963 ~ I Have a Dream speech was given by Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 28th August 1963, for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. YouTube video: Martin Luther King – I Have A Dream Speech: Martin Luther King’s Address at March in Washington, D.C. “When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

Martin Luther King Jr. waving supporters big crowd steps Lincoln Memorial Washington D.C. 28 August 1963 I have a dream speech
Martin Luther King Jr. waving to the hundreds of thousands of supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on the 28th August 1963, delivering the ‘I have a dream’ speech.

1965 – Shania Twain the Canadian singer and songwriter was born on the 28th August 1965.

1965Sonia Kruger the Australian television presenter was born on the 28th August 1965. Sonia Kruger is best known as the host of Big Brother Australia and Channel 9’s Mornings,  10 Years Younger in 10 DaysDancing with the Stars and the role of Tina Sparkle in the Strictly Ballroom film.

1969 – Jack Black the American actor, singer and guitarist from Tenacious D was born on the 28th day of August in 1969.

1969Jason Priestley the Canadian actor and director was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on the 28th August 1969. Jason Priestly’s official website: | YouTube video: Jason Priestley interview on The ProjectCall Me Fitz (2012)

1981Jake Owen the American country music artist was born Joshua Owen on the 28th August 1981.

1982 – LeAnn Rimes the American singer and songwriter was born on the 28th day of August in 1982.

1996 – Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales divorced on the 28th day of August in 1996.

Today in History for August 28th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

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