On August 28, 1913, the Peace
Palace was opened in the Hague by Queen Wilhelmina of the
Netherlands. The Palace was conceived of as a forum to host the
international Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA). In addition to
the PCA, the Palace today hosts the International Court of Justice,
the Hague Academy of International Law, and the Peace Palace Library
of International Law.
Learn more about the creation of the Peace Palace.
On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech to 200,000 people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington. Listen to King's speech, courtesy of the History Channel. The March was later credited with helping to achieve passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act.