History of 28 August

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History of 28 August

1907 – “American Messenger Company” was started by two teenagers, Jim Casey and Claude Ryan. The company’s name was later changed to “United Parcel Service.”

1916 – Italy’s declaration of war against Germany took effect during World War I.

1917 – Ten suffragists were arrested as they picketed the White House.

1922 – The first radio commercial aired on WEAF in New York City. The Queensboro Realty Company bought 10 minutes of time for$100.

1922 – The Walker Cup was held for the first time at Southampton, NY. It is the oldest international team golf match in America.

1939 – The first successful flight of a jet-propelled airplane took place. The plane was a German Heinkel He 178.

1941 – The Football Writers Association of America was organized.

1963 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his “I Have a Dream” speech at a civil rights rally in Washington, DC. More than 200,000 people attended.

1972 – Mark Spitz captured the first of his seven gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. He set a world record when he completed the 200-meter butterfly in 2 minutes and 7/10ths of a second.

1981 – “The New York Daily News” published its final afternoon edition.

1990 – Iraq declared Kuwait to be its 19th province and renamed Kuwait City al-Kadima.

1995 – The biggest bank in the U.S. was created when Chase Manhattan and Chemical Bank announced their $10 billion deal.

1996 – A divorce decree was issued for Britain’s Charles and Princess Diana. This was the official end to the 15-year marriage.

1998 – The Pakistani prime minister created a new Islamic order and legal system based on the Koran.

2004 – George Brunstad, at age 70, became the oldest person to swim the English Channel. The swim from Dover, England, to Sangatte, France, took 15 hours and 59 minutes.

2008 – In China, the Shanghai World Financial Center officially opened. The observation decks opened on August 30.

2014 – Google announced its Project Wing. The project was aimed at delivering products across a city using unmanned flying vehicles.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Matt Alrich, American lacrosse player
  • 1981 – Kezia Dugdale, Scottish politician
  • 1981 – Martin Erat, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1981 – Daniel Gygax, Swiss footballer
  • 1981 – Raphael Matos, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1981 – Jake Owen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1981 – Ahmed Talbi, Moroccan footballer
  • 1981 – Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter
  • 1982 – Anderson Silva de França, Brazilian footballer
  • 1982 – Kevin McNaughton, Scottish footballer
  • 1982 – Thiago Motta, Brazilian-Italian footballer
  • 1982 – LeAnn Rimes, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1983 – Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1983 – Luke McAlister, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1983 – Lilli Schwarzkopf, German heptathlete
  • 1985 – Kjetil Jansrud, Norwegian skier
  • 1986 – Jeff Green, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Armie Hammer, American actor
  • 1986 – Tommy Hanson, American baseball player (d. 2015)
  • 1986 – Simon Mannering, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1986 – Gilad Shalit, Israeli soldier, and hostage
  • 1986 – Florence Welch, English singer-songwriter
  • 1987 – Caleb Moore, American snowmobile racer (d. 2013)
  • 1989 – César Azpilicueta, Spanish footballer
  • 1989 – Valtteri Bottas, Finnish race car driver
  • 1989 – Jo Kwon, South Korean singer, and dancer
  • 1989 – Cassadee Pope, American singer-songwriter
  • 1990 – Bojan Krkić, Spanish footballer
  • 1991 – Felicio Brown Forbes, German footballer
  • 1991 – Andreja Pejić Bosnian model 
  • 1992 – Gabriela Drăgoi, Romanian gymnast
  • 1992 – Bismack Biyombo, Congolese basketball player
  • 1992 – Max Collins, American-Filipino actress, and model
  • 1993 – Jakub Sokolík, Czech footballer
  • 1994 – Bobby Andonov, Australian singer
  • 1994 – Manon Arcangioli, a French tennis player
  • 1994 – Junior Malanda, Belgian footballer (d. 2015)
  • 1995 – Joshua Kalu, American football player
  • 2003 – Quvenzhané Wallis, American actress

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