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Friday August 28, 2020

August 28: Day of the Week

August 28, 2020 is the 241st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 125 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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

August 2020
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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)

  • 475
    The Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna.
  • 489
    Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.
  • 663
    Silla–Tang armies crush the Baekje restoration attempt and force Yamato Japan to withdraw from Korea in the Battle of Baekgang.
  • 1189
    Third Crusade: the Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan
  • 1542
    Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) – Battle of Wofla: the Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.
  • 1913
    Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.
  • 1914
    World War I: the Royal Navy defeats the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.
  • 1937
    Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
  • 1955
    Black teenager Emmett Till is murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement.
  • 1996
    Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales divorce.

Who were born on August 28?

  • 1853
    Vladimir Shukhov, Russian engineer and inventor (d. 1939)
  • 1913
    Robertson Davies, Canadian writer (d. 1995)
  • 1919
    Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, English electrical engineer Nobel Laureate (d. 2004)
  • 1924
    Peggy Ryan, American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1940
    Roger Pingeon, French cyclist
  • 1941
    Paul Plishka, American opera singer
  • 1943
    Surayud Chulanont, Thai 24th Prime Minister (former)
  • 1945
    Bob Segarini, American musician
  • 1972
    Ravindu Shah, Kenyan cricketer
  • 1986
    Mohombi, Swedish-Colognese singer

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