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India and Pakistan signed a peace agreement, Toyota Motor Company was founded and more

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On August 28, 1973, India and Pakistan signed an agreement to pave the way for the release of most of the 90,000 Pakistani prisoners held in India and for the settlement of other post-war issues in December 1971. The agreement was signed after 19 days of negotiations spread over two months in Islamabad and New Delhi. It also provided for a procedure for Pakistani recognition of Bangladesh. On the same day in 1963, Martin Luther King delivered the historic “I Have a Dream” speech which was a call to end racism in the United States. It was delivered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, at a political rally organized by human and political rights groups. Here are some more historic events that make August 28th.

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1789 | German-British astronomer William Herschel discovered Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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1884 | The first known photograph of a tornado was taken in South Dakota, USA. (Picture: Unsplash)

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1937 | Toyota Motor Company became independent after splitting from Toyota Automatic Loom Works, founded in 1933. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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1963 | American activist Martin Luther King Jr. gave the historic ‘I Have a Dream’ speech during a march on Washington for civil rights jobs and freedom. (Image: Shutterstock)

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1980 | The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine was first used to scan the human body. (Image: Shutterstock)

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1993 | The Galileo spacecraft has taken the first photos of the asteroid Ida. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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1996 | The marriage of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales has ended and a final judgment of divorce has been entered. (Image: Shutterstock)

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2019 | Climate change activist Greta Thunberg arrived in New York after crossing the Atlantic on an emissions-free ship. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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2020 | Famous American actor Chadwick Boseman has died of colon cancer aged 43. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)