August 28 in history

On August 28th:

1749: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born.

 

1828 Russioan author Leo Tolstoy was born.


Only color photograph of the novelist, shot at his Yasnaya Polyana estate in 1908 by Prokudin-Gorskii, a pioneer of color photography

1906: English poet John Betjeman was born.


Statue of John Betjeman at St Pancras station.
 

1924 NZ author Janet Frame was born.

 

1930: English actor Windsor Davies was born.

1965: Canadian singer Shania Twain was born.

1992: Canterbury was blanketed by snow after the biggest fall in 30 years.

SOurced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.

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