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5 Fun Facts About August 28 In Pennsylvania History

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1. In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The march brought together an estimated 250,000 people, making it one of the largest civil rights demonstrations in American history.

2. On August 28, 1830, the first commercial steam-powered locomotive, known as the Tom Thumb, made its debut in Hagerstown, Maryland. The locomotive, designed by Peter Cooper, could reach speeds of up to 18 miles per hour and paved the way for modern transportation systems.

3. In 1859, the Pennsylvania Railroad opened its first line connecting Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. This 400-mile stretch of track became the main artery of transportation for goods and people, and helped to establish Pennsylvania as an economic powerhouse in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

4. August 28, 1922 marks the day the first radio station in Pennsylvania, KDKA, began broadcasting from Pittsburgh. The station transmitted news, music, and entertainment, and paved the way for the widespread adoption of radio as a medium for mass communication.

5. On August 28, 1971, the 20th annual National Football League (NFL) Pro Bowl was held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The game featured 42 players from the Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, and other teams, and showcased some of the greatest talent in professional football at the time.
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