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Friday August 28, 2020

August 28: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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.
  • 1189
    Third Crusade: the Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan
  • 1521
    The Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade.
  • 1609
    Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Battle of Second Manassas.
  • 1916
    World War I: Germany declares war on Romania.
  • 1937
    Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
  • 1990
    Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province.
  • 1990
    The Plainfield Tornado: an F5 tornado hits in Plainfield, Illinois, and Joliet, Illinois, killing 28 people.
  • 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?

  • 1814
    Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer (d. 1873)
  • 1898
    Charlie Grimm, American baseball player (d. 1983)
  • 1932
    Andy Bathgate, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1936
    Don Denkinger, American baseball umpire
  • 1943
    David Soul, American actor
  • 1951
    Wayne Osmond, American singer (The Osmonds)
  • 1960
    Emma Samms, English actress
  • 1962
    David Fincher, American music video and film director
  • 1973
    DJ Assault, American musician
  • 1981
    Raphael Matos, Brazilian racing driver

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