On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1884

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Historical Events


Famous Photo1st Photograph of a Tornado

First known photograph of a tornado is made near Howard, South Dakota
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One of the 1st known photographs of a tornado, taken in 1884 by F.N. Robinson
One of the 1st known photographs of a tornado, taken in 1884 by F.N. Robinson
  • Mickey Welsh strikes-out 1st 9 men he faces

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Person of interestPeter Fraser

Peter Fraser, British-born New Zealand statesman and 24th Prime Minister of New Zealand (1940-49), born in Hill of Fearn, Scotland (d. 1950)

New Zealand Prime Minister Peter Fraser
New Zealand Prime Minister
Peter Fraser