On This Day In History, 28 August

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World Events Today

  • The American Messenger Company, which would eventually become the multinational package company United Parcel Service (UPS), was formed today in 1907
  • The Toyota Motor Corporation, one of the largest car manufacturers in the world, was formed today in 1937
  • The Sunday Trading Act in the United Kingdom came into effect today in 1994

Entertainment Events Today

  • The American actor Burt Lancaster made his debut in the film noir The Killers, it was released today in 1946
  • Let’s Get It On, the 12th studio album by the American singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye, was released today in 1973
  • The inaugural Gay Games started today in 1982 in San Francisco

Family Events Today

  • The American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, co-designer of Central Park, was born today in 1903 in Massachusetts
  • Jacob Kurtzberg, better known as the American comic book artist Jack Kirby, the co-creator of Captain America and the Hulk, was born today in 1917 in New York City
  • Eileen Regina Edwards, better known as the Canadian singer-songwriter Shania Twain, the “Queen of Country Pop”, was born today in 1965 in Ontario

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Bow Tie Day

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