On this day: August 28

Published On: Aug 27 2012 05:07:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 28 2014 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 - Ray Nagin
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2005: New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin orders everyone in the city to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Katrina. The city established several "refuges of last resort" for citizens who could not leave the city, including the Louisiana Superdome. The hurricane would make landfall in southeast Louisiana a day later.

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