What Happened on August 28

Significant Events

  • 1189 Third Crusade: the Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan
  • 1565 Oldest city in the US established - St Augustine Florida
  • 1609 English explorer Henry Hudson, discovers & explores Delaware Bay
  • 1864 The first Geneva Convention, governing rules of warfare, signed by 26 nations.
  • 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I have a dream speech" addressing civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
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Did You Know?

Pharmacists John Lea & William Perrins manufacture Worcestershire Sauce

On August 28, 1837

Famous Weddings

  • 1775 Statesman John Hancock (38) weds hostess Dorothy Quincy (28) in Fairfield, Connecticut
  • 1811 English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (19) elopes to Scotland with 1st wife Harriet Westbrook (16)
  • 1924 British children's writer Enid Blyton (27) marries editor Major Hugh Alexander Pollock, DSO (36)
  • 1968 1 day marriage of character Murphy Brown
  • 1997 British-Indian novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie (50) weds Elizabeth West

Famous Divorces

  • 1953 Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (36) divorces bass player Ray Brown (27) after 6 years of marriage
  • 2009 Blake Fielder-Civil (27) divorces Grammy award-winning singer Amy Winehouse (25) due to adultery after 2 years of marriage
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