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AUGUST 27

Walter Meyer was born.

Bob Bruns was born.

 2003 - Mars made its closest approach to earth in 60,000 years.

 

AUGUST 28

Dennis Cummins was born.

Michael Cozmo Nolan was born.

Melisa Ritchie was born.

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

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

 

AUGUST 29

Robert Coughlin was born.

 1966 -The Beatles played their last major live concert at Candlestick Park, California.

 2005 -Hurricane Katrina slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast, destroying beachfront towns in Mississippi and Louisiana, displacing a million people, and killing more than 1,000.

 

AUGUST 30

Joseph Courtney was born.

Ann Hamilton Reen was born.

1983 - The space shuttle Challenger blasted off with Guion S. Bluford Jr. aboard. He was the first black American to travel in space.

 

AUGUST 31

Kevin O’Connor was born.

 1994 -Russia officially ended its military presence in the former East Germany and the Baltic states.

1997 - Princess Diana and her companion Dodi al-Fayed were killed in a car accident in Paris.

 

SEPTEMBER 1

Loretta Courtney was born.

 1807 - Former U.S. vice president Aaron Burr was found innocent of treason.

1939 - World War II began when Nazi Germany invaded Poland.

 

SEPTEMBER 2

1901 - Vice President Theodore Roosevelt gave his "speak softly and carry a big stick" speech, regarding foreign policy, at the Minnesota State Fair.

1945 - Japan's formal surrender in World War II was celebrated as Victory over Japan (V-J) Day.

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