A Week in History: 'The Wizard of Oz,' Pope John Paul I, and Martin Luther King Jr.

John Paul I is chosen as pope and Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I Have a Dream" speech.

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A look back at the week in history

Aug. 22, 1996 To "end welfare as we know it," President Bill Clinton signs legislation imposing work requirements and limiting duration of benefits. 

Aug. 24, 1989 Former baseball player and manager Pete Rose is banned from the sport for gambling.

Aug. 25, 1939 Victor Fleming's classic film The Wizard of Oz makes its theater debut.

Aug. 26, 1978 John Paul I, or Albino Luciani, is chosen as pope. He dies a month later.

Aug. 28, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial.