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)
- 475The Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna.
- 1542Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) – Battle of Wofla: the Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.
- 1845The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
- 1916World War I: Italy declares war on Germany.
- 1931France and Soviet Union sign a treaty of non-aggression.
- 1943World War II: in Denmark, a general strike against the Nazi occupation is started.
- 1955Black teenager Emmett Till is murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement.
- 1957U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond begins a filibuster to prevent the Senate from voting on Civil Rights Act of 1957; he stopped speaking 24 hours and 18 minutes later, the longest filibuster ever conducted by a single Senator.
- 1963March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech
- 1990The Plainfield Tornado: an F5 tornado hits in Plainfield, Illinois, and Joliet, Illinois, killing 28 people.
Who were born on August 28?
- 1853Vladimir Shukhov, Russian engineer and inventor (d. 1939)
- 1885Vance Palmer, Australian author (d. 1959)
- 1906John Betjeman, English poet (d. 1984)
- 1915Max Robertson, British sports commentator (d. 2009)
- 1944Melvin Dummar, American claimant to the Howard Hughes estate
- 1945Robert Greenwald, American film director/producer
- 1948Heather Reisman, Canadian businesswoman
- 1949Svetislav Pešić, Serbian basketball player and coach
- 1969Jack Black, American actor
- 1986Gilad Shalit, Israeli soldier
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