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It happened on a… August 28

2019

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York after sailing across the Atlantic in an emissions-free voyage.

2017

Kenya brings in world’s toughest ban on plastic bags with possible US$38,000 fine and four years in jail.

1996

A divorce decree was issued for Britain’s Charles and Princess Diana. This was the official end to the 15-year marriage.

1968

Michel Tremblay premieres ‘Les Belles-soeurs’; one of first artistic uses of Quebecois French slang – ‘joual’.

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.

1907

“American Messenger Company” was started by two teenagers, Jim Casey and Claude Ryan. The company’s name was later changed to “United Parcel Service.”

1854

Mgr. Bourget announces the building of a Roman Catholic Cathedral de Montréal.

1837

Pharmacists John Lea & William Perrins manufacture Worcestershire Sauce.

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