August 28, 2014
Today is 240th day of the year
126 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1828 - "Count Leo Tolstoy, Russian author of 'War and Peace'"
  • 1840 - "Ira Sankey, American Hymn writer"
  • 1915 - "Max Robertson, Tennis commentator"
  • 1925 - "Donald O'Connor, US song and dance man on both TV and film"
  • 1943 - "Elain Mellor, British jockey"
  • 1943 - "Annie Honey Lantree, Of the 'Honeycombs' pop group"
  • 1944 - "David Soul, American singer and actor; TV's 'Starsky and Hutch'"
  • 1949 - "Hugh Cornwall, Of the Pop group 'The Stranglers'"
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events today

  • 1789 - "William Herschel discovered Enceladus, a moon of Saturn"
  • 1963 - "Over 200,000 people marched through Washington in a civil rights demonstration; joined by many stars"
  • 1967 - "The Inventor of Monopoly, Charles Darrow, died"
  • 1972 - "Prince William of Gloucester died, when his aircraft crashed during an air show"
  • 1973 - "Princess Anne visited Russia, becoming the first member of the Royal Family to do so"
  • 1984 - "DJ's Peter Powell & Mike Read were rescued, when their speedboat sprang a leak off the Cornish coast"
  • 1990 - "Kuwait was declared the 19th province of Iraq, by Saddam Hussein"
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