11 things that happened this day in history - 28th August

Tony Blair

Here's a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1609 - Delaware Bay is discovered by Henry Hudson

2. 1833 - Slavery is banned by the British Parliament throughout the British Empire

3. 1916 - Italy's declaration of war against Germany takes effect during World War I

4. 1963 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his famous I Have a Dream speech at the Lincoln Memorial to civil rights demonstrators

5. 1968 - Anti-Vietnam war protesters and police clash in the streets of Chicago while the Democratic National Convention nominates Hubert H. Humphrey for president

6. 1981 - The New York Daily News publishes its final afternoon edition

7. 1986 - Tina Turner is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

8. 1995 - The biggest bank in the U.S. is created after Chase Manhattan and Chemical Bank announce their $10bn deal

9. 1996 - A divorce decree is issued for Britain's Charles and Princess Diana. This was the official end to the 15-year marriage

10. 2003 - UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, appears before the Hutton inquiry and speaks of the 'raging storm' which followed a controversial BBC report which suggested government 'sexed up' Iraq weapons of mass destruction 

11. 2004 - British athlete Kelly Holmes secures a place in Olympic history by winning the 1500m gold in Athens, her second gold medal

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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