The Only Things That Happened On This Day In History
1963 200,000 people participated in a peaceful civil rights rally in Washington, D.C., where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial
1968 Police and anti-war demonstrators clashed in the streets of Chicago as the Democratic National Convention nominated Hubert H. Humphrey for president.
1981 John W. Hinckley Jr. pleaded innocent to charges of attempting to kill President Ronald Reagan.
1996 Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana were divorced after 15 years of marriage.
2005 New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin ordered everyone in the city to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Katrina.