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.
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)
- 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.
- 1542Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) – Battle of Wofla: the Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.
- 1609Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
- 1640Second Bishop’s War: King Charles I’s English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.
- 1833The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 receives Royal Assent, abolishing slavery through most the British Empire.
- 1914World War I: the Royal Navy defeats the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.
- 1917Ten Suffragettes are arrested while picketing the White House.
- 1944World War II: Marseille and Toulon are liberated.
- 1964The Philadelphia race riot begins.
Who were born on August 28?
- 1913Robert Irving, British conductor (d. 1991)
- 1929Ken Gampu, South African actor (d. 2003)
- 1936Don Denkinger, American baseball umpire
- 1943Lou Piniella, American baseball manager
- 1956Mark Lutz, Puerto Rican actor
- 1958Whip Hubley, American actor
- 1963Jennifer Coolidge, American actress
- 1981Raphael Matos, Brazilian racing driver
- 1983Alfonso Herrera, Mexican actor and singer (RBD)
- 1989Jokwon, South Korean singer (2AM)
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