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Wednesday August 28, 2019

August 28: Day of the Week

August 28, 2019 is the 240th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 125 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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August 28 Historical Event(s)

  • 1542
    Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) – Battle of Wofla: the Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.
  • 1619
    Ferdinand II is elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1833
    The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 receives Royal Assent, abolishing slavery through most the British Empire.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Battle of Second Manassas.
  • 1909
    A group of mid-level Greek Army officers launches the Goudi coup, seeking wide-ranging reforms.
  • 1916
    World War I: Germany declares war on Romania.
  • 1988
    Ramstein airshow disaster: three aircraft of the Frecce Tricolori demonstration team collide and the wreckage falls into the crowd. 75 are killed and 346 seriously injured.
  • 1991
    Collapse of the Soviet Union – Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party.
  • 1998
    Pakistan’s National Assembly passes a constitutional amendment to make the “Qur'an and Sunnah” the “supreme law” but the bill is defeated in the Senate.
  • 2003
    An electricity blackout cuts off power to around 500,000 people living in south east England and brings 60% of London’s underground rail network to a halt.

Who were born on August 28?

  • 1691
    Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1750)
  • 1774
    Elizabeth Ann Seton, American-born Catholic saint (d. 1821)
  • 1924
    Peggy Ryan, American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1929
    István Kertész, Hungarian conductor (d. 1973)
  • 1940
    Nik Turner, English musician (Hawkwind)
  • 1956
    Mark Lutz, Puerto Rican actor
  • 1959
    Brian Thompson, American actor
  • 1965
    Shania Twain, Canadian singer
  • 1974
    Kaori Mizuhashi, Japanese voice actress
  • 1979
    Markus Pröll, German footballer

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