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This Day in History for August 28

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This Day In History1565 – Oldest city in the US established – St. Augustine, Florida.

1609 – English explorer Henry Hudson, discovers & explores Delaware Bay.

1837 – Pharmacists John Lea & William Perrins manufacture Worcestershire Sauce.

1861 – Battle of Fort Hatteras, NC.

1898 – Caleb Bradham renames his carbonated soft drink “Pepsi Cola”.

1907 – United Parcel Service is founded by James E. Causey in Seattle, Washington.

1918 – Tris Speaker suspended for the season due to assault on umpire Tom Connolly.

1937 – Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.

1950 – Earle & Roy Mack, purchase 54% of A’s from Connie Mack, Jr.

1957 – US Senator James (Strom) Thurmond (Rep, SC) begins 24-hr filibuster against civil rights bill.

1963 – Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “I have a dream speech” addressing civil right march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC.

1965 – 1st Subway sandwich shop opens in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

1970 – “I’ll Be There” single by The Jackson 5 is released.

1973 – “Monster Mash” goes gold.

1977 – NY Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men & beats Texas Rangers 1-0.

1981 – John Hinckley, Jr. pleads innocent in attempt to assassinate President Reagan.

1986 – Tina Turner’s star unveiled in Hollywood.

1990 – F5 strength tornado hits Plainfield, Illinois, killing 29 people and injuring 353.

1994 – 94th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods.

2012 – Mitt Romney is officially nominated as the United States Republican Party’s candidate.

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