August 28: Day of the Week
August 28, 2021 was the 240th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 125 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1640Second Bishop’s War: King Charles I’s English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.
- 1859A geomagnetic storm causes the Aurora Borealis to shine so brightly that it is seen clearly over parts of USA, Europe, and even as far away as Japan.
- 1913Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.
- 1917Ten Suffragettes are arrested while picketing the White House.
- 1931France and Soviet Union sign a treaty of non-aggression.
- 1943World War II: in Denmark, a general strike against the Nazi occupation is started.
- 1944World War II: Marseille and Toulon are liberated.
- 1963Emily Hoffert and Janice Wylie are murdered in their Manhattan flat, prompting the events that would lead to the passing of the Miranda Rights.
- 1968Riots in Chicago, Illinois, during the Democratic National Convention.
- 1990The Plainfield Tornado: an F5 tornado hits in Plainfield, Illinois, and Joliet, Illinois, killing 28 people.
Who were born on August 28?
- 1828Leo Tolstoy, Russian author (birthdate according to O.S.) (d. 1910)
- 1903Bruno Bettelheim, American psychologist (d. 1990)
- 1930Windsor Davies, British actor
- 1931Tito Capobianco, Argentinian stage impresario and director
- 1936Don Denkinger, American baseball umpire
- 1957Ivo Josipovic, President of Croatia
- 1961Cliff Benson, American football player
- 1965Amanda Tapping, Canadian actress, director and producer
- 1973Matthew John Armstrong, American actor
- 1975Gareth Farrelly, Irish footballer
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