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Interesting US History
A Website Devoted to Interesting Events in U.S. History





August 28, 1963

Martin Luther King Delivers his
"I Have a Dream" Speech

On this day in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and gave a speech that would define the American Civil Rights Movement.

August 28, 1862

The Second Battle of Bull Run Begins
in the American Civil War

On this day in 1862, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson attacked a Union column just east of Gainsville, VA, beginning the Second Battle of Bull Run (or Battle of Second Manassas according to the Confederacy).

After a three day battle, the Union was defeated, however it wasn't the complete disaster for the Union that occurred there the previous year in the First Battle of Bull Run.

Estimated casualties were 14,830 for the Union and 8,350 for the Confederacy.