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On This Day in History - 28th August

Birthdays

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

Events

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