August 28: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History


Happy Birthday! (August 28, 1749)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German novelist, poet, playwright, and diplomat. photo source:

(August 28, 1993)
During its approach of asteroid 243 Ida, NASA's Galileo spacecraft relays images back to Earth. A photograph taken during the flyby subsequently reveals the first known asteroid moon, and astronomers give it the name Dactyl. photo source:

(August 28, 2020)
Chadwick Boseman, an American actor best known for his appearances in films such as Black Panther (2018), died of colon cancer at the age of 43. photo source:

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