August 28

Event:
1784
Junípero Serra dies. He was the Franciscan friar who founded the mission chain in Alta California.

1789 William Herschel, German-born British astronomer, discovers Enceladus, a moon of Saturn.

Birth:
1774
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, the first United States-born person to be canonized.

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For a Spiral Bound book with information on events that happened on each day of the year during the American Revolutionary Period goto: American Revolutionary Period: 1760-1789

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