Momentous events in history: August 28, 2017

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Telegraph

Today is the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary.

Holidays:

The Dormition of the Holy Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary.

Story:

1850 In the German city of Weimar, the premiere of Richard Wagner’s Opera “Lohengrin.”

In this day were born:

1749 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German poet, statesman, philosopher and naturalist.

1878 George Hoyt Whipple, American physician, Professor, Nobel laureate.

1925 Arkady Strugatsky, Soviet science fiction writer, translator.

Died:

1987 John Huston American film Director, screenwriter and actor.

2003 Yury Saulsky Soviet composer, songwriter, people’s artist of the RSFSR .

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