Peace Palace opens

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.

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered "I Have a Dream" speech

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.

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