There’s three sides to every story: there’s the history you were taught in school, the history the revisionist dig up and the truth.

Sunday August 28th

1830: The Tom Thumb, the first locomotive built in America, goes into service between Baltimore and Ellicotts Mill.

1833: The British Parliament abolishes slavery throughout the British Empire.

1844: The Count of Monte Cristo is first serialized in the Journal des Débats.

1845: Scientific American is published.

1883: The first controlled flight in a glider is made by John J. Montgomery at Wheeler Hill, California.

1895: Major General Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf, Sr. (LOST 1895-1958) Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police (1921-36).

1908: Roger Tory Peterson (GI 1908-96) ornithologist A Field Guide to the Birds.

1917: Ten suffragists are arrested at the White House.

1919: Godfrey Hounsfield (GI 1919-2004) English electrical engineer who co-invented the CAT scanner.

1925: Donald O’Connor (SIL 1925-2003) actor Francis (1950), Singin’ in the Rain (1952), There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954), Toys (1992).

1943: Denmark’s general strike against Nazi occupation begins.

1945: Branch Rickey, president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, signs Jackie Robinson.

1955: Emmett Till is murdered in Mississippi.

1961: Motown releases its first #1 hit Please Mr. Postman by The Marvelettes.

1963: Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech.

1963: New York City Career Girls Murders.

1968: Police riot in Chicago during Democratic National Convention.

1969: Jack Black (13th 1969- ) actor Tenacious D (1997-2000), High Fidelity (2000), School of Rock (2003), King Kong (2005).

1981: Centers for Disease Control announce a high incidence of pneumocystis and Kaposi’s sarcoma in gay men.

1982: LeAnn Rimes (MILL 1982- ) Country singer.

1996: Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana are divorce after 15 years of marriage.

2005: Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans.

2008: Stephenie Meyer announces that she has stopped work on Midnight Sun, the fourth book in her Twilight series, due to the leak of the first twelve chapters.