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Wednesday August 28, 2019

August 28: Day of the Week

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

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

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1542
    Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) – Battle of Wofla: the Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.
  • 1609
    Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
  • 1640
    Second Bishop’s War: King Charles I’s English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.
  • 1833
    The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 receives Royal Assent, abolishing slavery through most the British Empire.
  • 1914
    World War I: the Royal Navy defeats the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.
  • 1917
    Ten Suffragettes are arrested while picketing the White House.
  • 1944
    World War II: Marseille and Toulon are liberated.
  • 1964
    The Philadelphia race riot begins.

Who were born on August 28?

  • 1913
    Robert Irving, British conductor (d. 1991)
  • 1929
    Ken Gampu, South African actor (d. 2003)
  • 1936
    Don Denkinger, American baseball umpire
  • 1943
    Lou Piniella, American baseball manager
  • 1956
    Mark Lutz, Puerto Rican actor
  • 1958
    Whip Hubley, American actor
  • 1963
    Jennifer Coolidge, American actress
  • 1981
    Raphael Matos, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1983
    Alfonso Herrera, Mexican actor and singer (RBD)
  • 1989
    Jokwon, South Korean singer (2AM)

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