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August 28


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:

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)

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