August 28 in History

August 28 in History

August 28th is…
National Bow Tie Day
Cherry Turnovers Day
National Power Rangers Day
National Red Wine Day
National Thoughtful Day
Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

1609 – Henry Hudson discovered Delaware Bay.

1789 – William Herschel discovered another Saturn moon, Enceladus.

1810 – The French Navy accepted the surrender of a British Royal Navy fleet at the Battle of Grand Port.

1830 – The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s (B&O) new ‘Tom Thumb’ steam locomotive raced a horse-drawn car, presaging steam’s role in US railroads.

1833 – The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 received Royal Assent, abolishing slavery throughout most of the British Empire.

1845 – The first issue of Scientific American magazine was published.

1859 – The Carrington Event was the strongest geomagnetic storm on record to strike the Earth. Electrical telegraph service is widely disrupted.

1898 – Caleb Bradham invented the carbonated soft drink that would later be called “Pepsi-Cola.”

1910 – Ten suffragists were arrested at the White House for protesting, demanding the right to vote for women.

1955 – Black 14-year-old Emmett Till was brutally murdered in Mississippi for ‘flirting’ with a white woman, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement.

#1 Hit August 28, 1961 – September 3, 1961: Joe Dowell – Wooden Heart (Muss I Denn)

1963 – At the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his I Have a Dream speech

1996 – Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales got divorced.