August 28th, stuff that happened

stuff:
1823 – Percy Bysshe Shelley and Harriet Westbrook elope.
1845 – Scientific American magazine publishes its first issue.
1968 – Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr. debate at the Democratic convention in Chicago. (hear the debate)

folks got born:
1749 – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer
1814 – Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer
1828 – Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer
1903 – Bruno Bettelheim, U.S. sociologist and writer
1906 – John Betjeman, English poet
1913 – Robertson Davies, Canadian writer
1916 – Jack Vance, American author
1917 – Jack Kirby, American comic book artist
1924 – Janet Frame, New Zealand author
1948 – Vonda McIntyre science fiction novellist
1952 – Rita Dove, American poet and author.

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