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Today in History
Today in History: Thursday, August  28, 2014
AP Highlight in History:
On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech during a civil rights rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Audio Link"I have a dream"
Audio Link"Sisters and brothers"
Audio Link"Free at last"
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On this date in:
1609English sea explorer Henry Hudson reached present-day Delaware Bay.
1828Novelist Leo Tolstoy was born near Tula, Russia.
1922The first radio commercial aired, on WEAF in New York City.
1955Emmett Till, an African-American teenager from Chicago, was abducted from his uncle's home in Money, Miss., by two white men after he was accused of whistling at a white woman. He was found murdered three days later.
1968Police and anti-war demonstrators clashed in the streets of Chicago as the Democratic National Convention nominated Hubert H. Humphrey for president.
Audio LinkSen. Abraham Ribicoff: "Gestapo tactics"
Audio LinkChicago Mayor Richard Daley defends police
Audio Link"The whole word is watching"
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1981John W. Hinckley Jr. pleaded innocent to charges of attempting to kill President Ronald Reagan.
1996Democrats nominated President Bill Clinton for a second term at their national convention in Chicago.
1996Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana were divorced after 15 years of marriage.
2005New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin ordered everyone in the city to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Katrina.
2008Barack Obama accepted the Democratic presidential nomination with a speech at Invesco Field in Denver.
2009Pop star Michael Jackson's death was a homicide caused primarily by the powerful anesthetic propofol and another sedative, the Los Angeles County coroner's office announced.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Country singer LeAnn Rimes turns 32 years old today.
AP Photo/Chris Pizzello
William CohenFormer defense secretary74
Ken JenkinsActor ("Scrubs")74
Lou PiniellaBaseball manager71
David SoulActor ("Starsky and Hutch")71
Barbara BachActress68
Wayne OsmondSinger (The Osmonds)63
Daniel SternActor57
Scott HamiltonFigure skater56
Jennifer CoolidgeActress53
Shania TwainCountry singer49
Jack BlackActor45
Jason PriestleyActor ("Beverly Hills 90210)45
J. August RichardsActor ("Angel")41
Samuel LarsenActor, singer ("Glee")23
Quvenzhane WallisActress ("Beasts of the Southern Wild")11
Rock singer Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine) turns 28 years old today.
AP Photo/Joel Ryan