August 28th

2008
Barack Obama accepted the Democratic presidential nomination with a speech at Invesco Field in Denver.
2008 Democratic National Convention
2005
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin ordered everyone in the city to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Katrina.
Criticism of government response to Hurricane Katrina
1996
Democrats nominated President Bill Clinton for a second term at their national convention in Chicago.
1996 Democratic National Convention
1981
The Centers for Disease Control announced a medical task force had been formed to look into the incidence of Kaposi's sarcoma and pneumocystis in homosexual men. AIDS was later found to be the cause.
Pete Domenici
1968
Anti-Vietnam war protesters and police clashed in the streets of Chicago while the Democratic National Convention nominated Hubert H. Humphrey for president.
1968 Democratic National Convention protest activity
1963
Martin Luther King Makes His "I Have a Dream" Speech. The historic speech that was a call to end racism in the United States was given in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, a political rally organized by human and political rights groups. Over 200,000 people gathered in Washington DC to demand jobs and equality for African-Americans. The I Have a Dream speech by Dr. King became a symbol of the American civil rights movement and is one of the most recognizable speeches in recorded history.
I Have a Dream
1955
Emmett Till is Murdered in Mississippi. The 14-year old African-American boy was brutally killed by white men after he was allegedly reported to have flirted with a white woman a day before. Till, who was from Chicago, was visiting family in Money, Mississippi, when he was kidnapped, mutilated, and his body dumped into the river.
Emmett Till
1937
Toyota Motor Corporation is Formed. The car company was first founded in 1933 as a subsidiary of the Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Ltd. The division was headed by Kiichiro Toyoda, the son of the Toyota founder, Sakichi Toyoda.
Toyota
1922
The first commercial to be broadcast on radio aired on station WEAF in New York City. The ten minute advertisement for the Queensboro Realty Company cost $100.
WNBC (AM)
1864
The first Geneva Convention, governing rules of warfare, signed by 26 nations.
First Geneva Convention
1850
Richard Wagner's opera, Lohengrin, premiered at Weimar, Germany.
Lohengrin (opera)
1845
First Issue of Scientific American hits the newsstands. The science magazine was founded by American inventor and artist Rufus M. Porter. The magazine began as a weekly newsletter and is now the oldest continuously published magazine in the United States.
Scientific American
1828
Novelist Leo Tolstoy was born near Tula, Russia.
Leo Tolstoy
1609
English sea explorer Henry Hudson reached present-day Delaware Bay.
Henry Hudson
1565
Oldest city in the US established - St Augustine Florida.
St. Augustine, Florida
1189
Third Crusade: the Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan.
Siege of Acre (1189–91)