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.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 475The Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna.
- 489Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.
- 663Silla–Tang armies crush the Baekje restoration attempt and force Yamato Japan to withdraw from Korea in the Battle of Baekgang.
- 1189Third Crusade: the Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan
- 1542Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) – Battle of Wofla: the Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.
- 1913Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.
- 1914World War I: the Royal Navy defeats the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.
- 1937Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
- 1955Black teenager Emmett Till is murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement.
- 1996Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales divorce.
Who were born on August 28?
- 1853Vladimir Shukhov, Russian engineer and inventor (d. 1939)
- 1913Robertson Davies, Canadian writer (d. 1995)
- 1919Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, English electrical engineer Nobel Laureate (d. 2004)
- 1924Peggy Ryan, American actress (d. 2004)
- 1940Roger Pingeon, French cyclist
- 1941Paul Plishka, American opera singer
- 1943Surayud Chulanont, Thai 24th Prime Minister (former)
- 1945Bob Segarini, American musician
- 1972Ravindu Shah, Kenyan cricketer
- 1986Mohombi, Swedish-Colognese singer
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