updated 8/28/2007 12:10:05 AM ET 2007-08-28T04:10:05

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2007. There are 125 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On Aug. 28, 1963, 200,000 people participated in a peaceful civil rights rally in Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

On this date:
In 1609, Henry Hudson discovered Delaware Bay.

In 1774, Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint, was born in New York City.

In 1907, 100 years ago, United Parcel Service had its beginnings as the American Messenger Co. of Seattle.

In 1947, legendary bullfighter Manolete was mortally wounded by a bull during a fight in Linares, Spain; he was 30.

In 1955, Emmett Till, a black teenager from Chicago, was abducted from his uncle’s home in Money, Miss., by two white men after he had supposedly whistled at a white woman; he was found brutally murdered three days later.

In 1968, police and anti-war demonstrators clashed in the streets of Chicago as the Democratic national convention nominated Hubert H. Humphrey for president.

In 1973, more than 600 people died as an earthquake shook central Mexico.

In 1987, Academy Award-winning movie director John Huston died in Middletown, R.I., at age 81.

In 1987, a fire damaged the Arcadia, Fla., home of Ricky, Robert and Randy Ray, three hemophiliac brothers infected with the AIDS virus whose court-ordered school attendance sparked a local uproar. (The Ray family moved to Sarasota, Fla.)

In 1988, 70 people were killed when three Italian stunt planes collided during an air show at the U.S. Air Base in Ramstein, West Germany.

Ten years ago: After nearly a year of legal challenges, California’s affirmative action ban, Proposition 209, became law. U.S. troops became more deeply embroiled in a violent power struggle among Bosnian Serbs, firing tear gas and warning shots to fend off rock-hurling Serb mobs.

Five years ago: Prosecutors indicted WorldCom’s former chief financial officer, Scott Sullivan, and Buford Yates Jr., WorldCom’s former director of general accounting. (Sullivan, accused of overseeing a long-running conspiracy to hide operating expenses in order to boost WorldCom’s earnings, later admitted guilt and was sentenced to five years in prison; Yates later pleaded guilty to securities fraud and conspiracy and agreed to help prosecutors.)

One year ago: Prosecutors in Colorado abruptly dropped their case against John Mark Karr in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey, saying DNA tests failed to put him at the crime scene despite his repeated insistence he’d killed the 6-year-old beauty queen. President Bush marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina by visiting the Gulf Coast. Columbus, Ga., beat Kawaguchi City, Japan, 2-1 to win the Little League World Series championship game.

Today’s Birthdays: Country singer Billy Grammer is 82. Actor Ben Gazzara is 77. Actor Sonny Shroyer is 72. Actor Ken Jenkins is 67. Former Defense Secretary William S. Cohen is 67. Actor David Soul is 64. Baseball manager Lou Piniella is 64. Actress Alice Playten is 60. Singer Wayne Osmond (The Osmonds) is 56. Actor Daniel Stern is 50. Olympic gold medal figure skater Scott Hamilton is 49. Actress Emma Samms is 47. Country singer Shania Twain is 42. Actor Billy Boyd (“The Lord of the Rings”) is 39. Actor Jack Black is 38. Actor Jason Priestley is 38. Olympic gold medal swimmer Janet Evans is 36. Actor J. August Richards is 34. Rock singer-musician Max Collins (Eve 6) is 29. Actress Carly Pope is 27. Country singer LeAnn Rimes is 25. Actor Michael Galeota is 23.

Thought for Today: “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” — Elie Wiesel, Romanian-born journalist-author.

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