Tuesday, August 28, 2012

TODAY IN HISTORY

AUGUST 28


1609:Henry Hudson discovered Delaware Bay.

1850:Richard Wagner's opera, Lohengrin, premiered at Weimar, Germany.

1922:The first commercial to be broadcast on radio aired on station WEAF in New York City. The ten minute advertisement for the Queensboro Realty Company cost $100.

1963:Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial to civil rights demonstrators.

1968:Anti-Vietnam war protesters and police clashed in the streets of Chicago while the Democratic National Convention nominated Hubert H. Humphrey for president.



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