Today is Saturday, Aug. 28, the 241st day of 2004. There are 125 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Aug. 28, 1963, 200,000 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.

On this date:

In 1609, Henry Hudson discovered Delaware Bay.

In 1774, Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint, was born in New York City.

In 1916, Italy's declaration of war against Germany took effect during World War I.

In 1917, 10 suffragists were arrested as they picketed the White House.

In 1947, legendary bullfighter Manolete was mortally wounded by a bull during a fight in Linares, Spain; he died the following day at age 30.

In 1955, Emmett Till, a black teen-ager from Chicago, was abducted from his uncle's home in Money, Miss., by two white men after he had supposedly whistled at a white woman; he was found brutally murdered three days later.

In 1968, police and anti-war demonstrators clashed in the streets of Chicago as the Democratic national convention nominated Hubert H. Humphrey for president.

In 1973, more than 520 people died as an earthquake shook central Mexico.

In 1988, 70 people were killed when three Italian stunt planes collided during an air show at the U.S. Air Base in Ramstein, West Germany.

In 1996, Democrats nominated President Clinton for a second term at their national convention in Chicago.

Ten years ago: A Drug Enforcement Administration plane crashed in a remote area of Peru's cocaine-producing jungle, killing five U.S. agents.

Five years ago: Three crewmen aboard the Mir space station returned safely to Earth after bidding farewell to the 13-year-old Russian orbiter.

One year ago: British Prime Minister Tony Blair denied that the government had "sexed up" a dossier on Iraq's weapons threat, and said he would have resigned if it had been true. A Defense Department survey found that nearly one in five female Air Force Academy cadets said they had been sexually assaulted during their time at the academy.

Today's Birthdays: Country singer Billy Grammer is 79. Actor Ben Gazzara is 74. Former Defense Secretary William S. Cohen is 64. Actor David Soul is 61. Baseball manager Lou Piniella is 61. Actress Alice Playten is 57. Singer Wayne Osmond (The Osmonds) is 53. Actor Daniel Stern is 47. Olympic gold medal figure skater Scott Hamilton is 46. Actress Emma Samms is 44. Country singer Shania Twain is 39. Actor Billy Boyd ("The Lord of the Rings") is 36. Actor Jack Black is 35. Actor Jason Priestley is 35. Olympic gold medal swimmer Janet Evans is 33. Actor J. August Richards ("Angel") is 31. Rock singer-musician Max Collins (Eve 6) is 26. Actress Carly Pope is 24. Country singer LeAnn Rimes is 22. Actor Michael Galeota is 20.

Thought for Today: "Whom the gods would make bigots, they first deprive of humor." - The Rev. James M. Gillis, Roman Catholic author, editor and broadcaster (1876-1957).


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