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Catholicism: Feast Day of St. Augustine (Commemorates the Death of St. Augustine: 08/28/430) St. Augustine of Hippo Catholic Saints
Georgia: Mariamoba (St. Mary's Day) Georgia Religion U.S. Department of State United Nations Catholic Encyclopedia
1884 Peter Fraser (New Zealand Labor Leader and Prime Minister: 1940-9) New Zealand Political and Social Leaders
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
430 St. Augustine of Hippo (Algerian-born Roman Catholic Saint) St. Augustine of Hippo Catholic Saints
876 Emperor Louis I of Germany German Political and Social Leaders
1784 Father Junipero Serra (Spanish Missionary Priest; Founder of Many California Missions) Junipero Serra California Catholicism Hispanic Heritage
1207 Liverpool, England Is Chartered by King John English Citites King John Official Web Site Historic UK
1609 Henry Hudson Is First European to Discover the Delaware Bay U.S. History Historic Firsts New York Times
1879 King Cetshwayo, the last Great Ruler of Zululand, Is Captured by the British Africa British History History Channel
1914 British and German Ships in the North Sea Fight First Major Naval Battle of World War I Great Britain Germany World War I Naval Military History History Channel
1916 Italy's Declaration of War Against Germany Takes Effect During World War I Germany Italy World War I New York Times
1917 Ten Suffragists Arrested Picketing the White House Woodrow Wilson Women Women's Suffrage Library of Congress History Channel
1933 President Roosevelt Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Holding of Gold by U.S. Citizens President Franklin Roosevelt The American Presidency Gold The Great Depression U.S. Treasury
1941 NAZI Gestapo Slaughters 23,000 Hungarian Jews in Ukraine Ukraine Hungary Judaism The Holocaust World War II Death History Channel
1944 Allied Troops Liberate French Cities of Marseilles and Toulon France World War II BBC
1945 Congressional Medal of Honor Posthumously Awarded to U.S. Submarine Commander, Samuel David Dealey Texas Military Figures World War II American Military Figures Naval Military History Texas State Historical Society
1962 Dr. Martin Luther King and 73 Other Clergy Arrested in Albany, Georgia Civil Rights March Albany, Georgia Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Religion U.S. Civil Rights Movement University of Georgia
Associate Justice Felix Frankfurter Retires from the U.S. Supreme Court Austrian Political and Social Leaders President Franklin Roosevelt U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1963 200,000+ Civil Rights Demonstrators March on Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Civil Rights African-American History
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Delivers "I Have A Dream" Speech at Washington, D.C. Civil Rights March Washington, D.C. I Have a Dream Spech Civil Rights African-American History
1968 War Protesters Riot at Democratic Convention in Chicago Chicago Politics Vietnam War History Channel
1981 John Hinckley Jr. Pleads Not Guilty to the Attempted Assassination of President Ronald Reagan Notorious Persons of  Oklahoma Attempted Assassination of President Reagan Law and Legal Resources Court TV
1987 South Africa Increases Media Controls, Censoring Reports of Unrest and Police Activities South African Government Media Laws and Legal Resources South African History
1996 Decree Ends Marriage of England's Prince Charles and Princess Diana England Prince Charles History Channel Court TV

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