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Historical Anniversaries

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August 11, 1833  
Robert Ingersoll's Birthday
Orator (b. 1833)

19th-century orator Robert Ingersoll, "The Great Agnostic," was born on August 11, 1833 in Dresden, New York, USA.

August 28, 1963  
Human Rights
Martin Luther King's
Martin Luther King makes history with his "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.


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The ACA Lecture Series continues Sunday, October 11th at 12:15pm in the Austin History Center, 9th and Guadalupe. The building opens at noon. Texas Freedom Network's Dan Quinn will give us an update on their activities. The lecture is free and open to the public.