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 - Slavery Abolition Act
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1833: The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 receives Royal Assent, abolishing slavery through most of the British Empire.

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