29 August 2012

Timeline August 28 & 29

August 28
1609  English explorer Henry Hudson and his ship, the Half Moon, reached present-day Delaware Bay.
1774  St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, American founder of the Sisters of Charity, was born.
1789  William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn.
1908  Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist and conservationist, was born.
1963  200,000 people participated in a peaceful civil rights rally in Washington, DC, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

August 29
1533  The last Inca king, Atahualpa, was killed on orders from Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro.
1809  Oliver Wendell Holmes, American physician, poet, essayist and humorist. Was born.
1877  Brigham Young, the second president of the Mormon Church, died in Salt Lake City at age 76.
1907  The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
1958  Michael Jackson, American pop singer, was born.

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