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Daily Calendar for Monday, August 28, 2023

Born

  • John Stark (American Revolutionary War general) –
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (philosopher) –
  • Elizabeth Ann Seton (first American-born saint) –
  • Lucy Webb Hayes (first U.S. First Lady to have graduated from college) –
  • Roy Wilkins (Civil Rights activist) –
  • Roger Tory Peterson (American artist & ornithologist) –
  • Tasha Tudor (children’s author & illustrator) –
  • John Herbert Chapman (father of Canadian Space Agency) –
  • Daniel Stern (actor) –
  • Scott Hamilton (figure skater) –
  • Shania Twain (country singer) –
  • Jack Black (actor) –
  • LeAnn Rimes (singer) –
  • Kyle Massey (actor) –

Died

  • Jean Baptiste Point du Sable (founder of Chicago, Illinois) –
  • John Gordon Mein (US Ambassador to Guatemala is assassinated by terrorist) –
  • Ruth Gordon (actress) –
  • John Huston (director) –
  • Chanel (World’s oldest dog, the dachshund, age 147 in dog years, 21 in human years) –
  • Chadwick Boseman (actor) –

Events

  • First successful U.S. vineyard established in Kentucky–
  • The B&O Railroad tried its first American-built locomotive, Tom Thumb, designed by Peter Cooper. The train raced against a horse.–
  • Scientific American first published–
  • Sen. Strom Thurmond S.C. starts a filibuster speaking against the Civil Rights Bill. He spoke continuously for 24 hours and 18 minutes.–
  • The New York Times broke the TV quiz-show scandal story–
  • Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his β€œI Have a Dream” speech–
  • Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales were divorced–

Weather

  • Hurricane struck New England on this day, according to the Julian calendar–
  • Saint George, Georgia, received 18 inches of rain–
  • Tropical storm Doria caused flooding in central New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania–

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