August 28: Day of the Week
August 28, 2019 is the 240th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 125 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 663Silla–Tang armies crush the Baekje restoration attempt and force Yamato Japan to withdraw from Korea in the Battle of Baekgang.
- 1833The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 receives Royal Assent, abolishing slavery through most the British Empire.
- 1862American Civil War: Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Battle of Second Manassas.
- 1914World War I: the Royal Navy defeats the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.
- 1924The Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
- 1937Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
- 1968Riots in Chicago, Illinois, during the Democratic National Convention.
- 1979An IRA bomb explodes on the Grand Place in Brussels.
- 1991Collapse of the Soviet Union – Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party.
- 1991Ukraine declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
Who were born on August 28?
- 1899Charles Boyer, French actor (d. 1978)
- 1913Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer (d. 1993)
- 1925Donald O'Connor, American singer, dancer, and actor (d. 2003)
- 1929István Kertész, Hungarian conductor (d. 1973)
- 1938Maurizio Costanzo, Italian television journalist
- 1959Brian Thompson, American actor
- 1971Janet Evans, American swimmer
- 1974Kaori Mizuhashi, Japanese voice actress
- 1976Federico Magallanes, Uruguayan footballer
- 1982Kevin McNaughton, Scottish footballer
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