28th August

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2004 28th Olympics Kelly Holmes wins the 1500 metre gold medal at the Athens Olympics, the time was a new British record of 3 minutes 57.9 seconds.
1996 Prince Charles and Princess Diana are divorced The official decree ending the 15 year marraige of Prince Charles and Princess Diana is issued.
1994 Sunday trading legalised Sunday trading laws are changed allowing thousands of shops in England and Wales to open on Sunday.
1988 Airshow accident kills 46 Two Italian air force jets collide at an airshow in Franfurt, Germany killing 46 and leaving many injured.
1987 John Huston dies American film director John Huston dies at the age of 81 in Middletown, Rhode Island.
1973 Princess Anne visits Russia Princess Anne becomes the first member of the Royal family to visit Russia when she arrives in Kiev to ride in an equestrian event.
1963 200,000 demonstrate peacefully 200,000 people take part in a peaceful civil rights demonstration in Washington, they are addressed by Martin Luther King who deliveres his "I have a dream .... " speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
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