On This Day: August 28th
This is 241st day of the year and 125 days remain in the year.
The first commercial to be broadcast on radio aired on station WEAF in New York City. The ten minute advertisement for the Queensboro Realty Company cost $100.
Emmett Till, a black teenager from Chicago, was abducted and by white men after he supposedly whistled at a white woman in Mississippi. The case was reopened in 2005.
August 28 BirthdaysJohann Wolfgang von Goethe1749–1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist, and scientist, b. Frankfurt.
Roger Tory Petersonornithologist
Saint Elizabeth Ann Setonreligious leader