On this day in history (8/28)

On this day in history (8/28)

On this day in history (8/28)

1907, the United Parcel Service was founded in Seattle as the American Messenger Company.
1917, Comic book legend Jack King” Kirby (he created Captain America, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men, among many others) is born. He dies in 1994.
1922, the first radio commercial aired on WEAF in New York City. The 10-minute advertisement was for the Queensboro Realty Company, which had paid a fee of $100.
1929, Actress Roxie Roker — Helen Willis from TV’s The Jeffersons and rocker Lenny Kravitz‘s mother, was born. She died December 2nd, 1995, at age 66.
1938, Northwestern University awarded an honorary degree to Edgar Bergen‘s dummy Charlie McCarthy.
1957, Senator James Thurmond, then a Democrat from South Carolina, began a 24-hour filibuster against the civil rights bill.
1963, Two hundred thousand people participated in a peaceful civil rights rally in Washington, D.C., where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
1963, The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gives his “I Have A Dream” speech at a civil rights rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., in front of more than 200,000 people.
1985, actress Ruth Gordon (Rosemary’s BabyHarold & Maude) died. She was 88.
1987, movie director John Huston, whose films included The Maltese FalconKey LargoThe African Queen, and Prizzi’s Honor, and who was actress Anjelica Huston‘s father, died. He was 81.
1996, the 15-year marriage of Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially ended with the issuing of a divorce decree.

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