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On this day: August 28

Published On: Aug 27 2012 05:07:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 28 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Pepsi and UPS are born, Emmett Till is murdered, Martin Luther King Jr. shares his dream, and Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce, all on this day.

OTD August 28 - northern lights
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United States Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Strang

1859: A geomagnetic storm causes the Aurora Borealis to shine so brightly that it is seen clearly over parts of the United States, Europe and even as far away as Japan.

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