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Friday, August 28th 2015


1565   St. Augustine, Florida, established. It is the oldest surviving European settlement in the United States.

1898   Caleb Bradham renames his carbonated soft drink Pepsi-Cola""."

1963   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his famous I have a dream"" speech."

1972   Mark Spitz gets his first of seven Olympic gold medals in swimming.

Famous Birthdays:

1828   Leo Tolstoy (Author wrote War and Peace)

1958   Scott Hamilton (Gold medal figure skater)

1965   Shania Twain (Country Singer)

1969   Jason Priestley (Actor)

1969   Jack Black (Actor)

1971   Janet Evans (Swimmer)

1982   LeAnn Rimes (Country Singer)

1991   Kyle Massey (Actor played Cory on Cory in the House)


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