Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially divorce on this day in history, August 28th, 1996

Today in History For August 28th
Today in History For August 28th

1996: Charles, Prince of Wales, and Princess Diana officially divorce after 4 years of separation. The divorce terms allowed Princess Diana a generous settlement and her Kensington Palace residences in exchange for relinquishing any future claim to the British Throne and the title of "Her Royal Highness."

Other Events on August 28th:
1828: Legendary novelist, Leo Tolstoy was born in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia.
1922: The first radio commercial was aired.
1955: African American boy, Emmett Till, was abducted and killed by two men after whistling at a white women.
1963: Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington D.C. to over 200, 000 people in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
2013: Scientists confirmed a new periodic table element, which was unnamed at the time but referred to as ununpentium.

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