AUGUST 28: The Daily Flashback
1609: Delaware Bay was discovered by Henry Hudson.
1850: Wagner’s opera, Lohengrin, was performed for the first time.
1907: The American Messenger Company was started by two teenagers, Jim Casey and Claude Ryan. The company’s name was later changed to United Parcel Service.
1922: The first radio commercial aired on WEAF in New York City. The Queensboro Realty Company bought 10 minutes of time for $100.
1963: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his “I Have a Dream” speech at a civil rights rally in Washington, DC. More than 200,000 people attended.
1968: At the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, overzealous police in riot gear brutally beat protesters who were demonstrating against the Vietnam War.
1972: Mark Spitz captured the first of his seven gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. He set a world record when he completed the 200-meter butterfly in 2 minutes and 7/10ths of a second.
1978: Devo’s album Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo was released.
1981: The New York Daily News published its final afternoon edition.
1993 At a charity concert held at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island, Natalie Merchant played her first gig after leaving 10,000 Maniacs.
1996: A divorce decree was issued for Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana, officially ending the 15-year marriage.
2001: Mary J. Blige’s fifth studio album, No More Drama, was released.
2003: Britney Spears and Madonna shared a juicy kiss during the opening performance of the MTV Video Music Awards.
2009: After the latest in a series of incidents between feuding brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher, Oasis finally split, with Noel walking out for good.
1965: Shania Twain
1969: Jack Black
1981: Jake Owen
1982: LeAnn Rimes
1986: Florence Welch