Monthly Archives: August 2013

Dockworkers in Denmark scuttle warships to keep them out of German hands 70 years ago today (1943)


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(Sunday, August 29, 1943; during the Occupation of Denmark, part of World War II) — When German occupational forces today dissolved the government of Denmark, which had refused to respond to a wave of strikes and disturbances, dockworkers at Copenhagen scuttled at least twenty Danish navy warships to keep them from falling into enemy hands.

King delivers ‘I Have a Dream’ speech during March on Washington 50 years ago this hour (1963)


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(Wednesday, August 28, 1963 3:00 p.m. local time; during the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–68)) — At least 250,000 people listened today as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech advocating racial harmony on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Continue reading King delivers ‘I Have a Dream’ speech during March on Washington 50 years ago this hour (1963)

‘Anything Else’ premieres at Venice Film Festival 10 years ago today (2003)


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(Wednesday, August 27, 2003)Anything Else, a romantic comedy film about an older guy who guides younger guy through a messy and hilarious love story, premiered today at the Venice Film Festival.

Directed by Woody Allen, the film starred Jason Biggs, Christina Ricci, Allen, Stockard Channing, Danny DeVito, Jimmy Fallon and KaDee Strickland.