ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES 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.