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  1. The battle took place on August 28 - August 30, 1862.

  2. USGlobal Airways founded in August 1989 it has not yet flown a single commercial flight in its 28-year history, nor generated any revenue

  3. Emmett Till was murdered early in the morning on August 28, 1955 by two men.

  4. Although the Union forces lost at the Second Battle of Bull Run (August 28-30, 1862) in northern Virginia, Meade's brigade allowed the Union army to make an orderly retreat, keeping the army intact.

  5. The most Big Macs consumed was achieved by Donald Gorske (USA), who ate his 28,788th Big Mac in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA, on 24 August 2016. Donald typically eats fourteen Big Macs each week, purchasing them in bulk and microwaving them at home.

  6. James Baldwin, Marlon Brando, Harry Belafonte, Charleton Heston, and Sidney Poitier all attended the March on Washington (August 28, 1963). Later that same day, they met for televised panel discussion of their views on the gathering.

  7. The 1974 New Hampshire Senate election was decided by just two votes in favor of the Republican candidate. A special election held the following August to resolve the dispute saw the Democratic candidate win by 28,000 votes.

  8. On 28 August 2014, 1,187 earthquakes were recorded in Iceland - almost one a minute.

  9. About the August 17, 1959 Hebgen Lake earthquake and landslide which killed 28 campers in Yellowstone and created a new lake

  10. The "I have a dream" speech happened on the eighth anniversary of Emmett Till's murder - August 28

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The papacy of Pope John Paul I lasted one month, from August 26, 1978, to September 28, 1978

Will.I.Am became the first artist to stream a song from the surface of Mars on August 28, 2012, making inter-planetary music history. The event took place at 1 pm on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif. Song title: Reaching for the Stars

The reason February only has 28 i becaus July (named after Julius Caesar) had 31 days and when Augustus Caesar had a month named after him (August) he wanted to have 31 days as well.

The reason February only has 28 days is because July (named after julius caeser) had 31 days and Augustus Caesar also wanted his month (August) to have 31 days.

July was named after Julius Caesar and hence it had 31 days. Later, when Augustus Caesar took over the Roman Empire, he wanted August, the month named after him, to have 31 days as well. Hence, the two extra days were taken from February, which was then left with 28 days

Wiki: Solar storm of 1859: From August 28 to September 2, 1859, many sunspots appeared on the Sun... Telegraph systems all over Europe and North America failed, in some cases giving telegraph operators electric shocks. Telegraph pylons threw sparks....

July was named after Julius Caesar and hence it had 31 days. Later, when Augustus Caesar took over the Roman Empire, he wanted August, the month named after him, to have 31 days as well. Hence, the two extra days were taken from February, which was then left with 28 days.

The "I have a dream" speech happened on the eighth anniversary of Emmett Till's birthday - August 28

The oldest known photograph of a tornado was taken in Howard, South Dakota by F.N. Robinson on August 28 1884. The tornado was responsible for 4 deaths and 2 injuries

Emma Watson is set to appear topless in her next movie, 'Regression', which releases on August 28, 2015!

The Berlin Wall fell on November 9th, 1989 after being constructed 28 years earlier on August 13th, 1961 by the GDR(German Democratic Republic) after a discussion between Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev & Walter Ulbricht.

The Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), code named Operation Desert Shield (2 August 1990 – 17 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm

On August 28, 2003, thirty-three people died in a stampede at a Hindu festival in western India where tens of thousands of pilgrims tried to bathe in the holy waters of the Godavari River in a single day. Most of the victims were elderly women.