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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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.
- 1640Second Bishop’s War: King Charles I’s English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.
- 1845The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
- 1909A group of mid-level Greek Army officers launches the Goudi coup, seeking wide-ranging reforms.
- 1916World War I: Germany declares war on Romania.
- 1943World War II: in Denmark, a general strike against the Nazi occupation is started.
- 1944World War II: Marseille and Toulon are liberated.
- 1988Ramstein airshow disaster: three aircraft of the Frecce Tricolori demonstration team collide and the wreckage falls into the crowd. 75 are killed and 346 seriously injured.
- 1990Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province.
Who were born on August 28?
- 1827Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1894)
- 1898Charlie Grimm, American baseball player (d. 1983)
- 1913Robert Irving, British conductor (d. 1991)
- 1924Peggy Ryan, American actress (d. 2004)
- 1942Sterling Morrison, American guitarist (The Velvet Underground) (d. 1995)
- 1952Wendelin Wiedeking, German businessman
- 1962Craig Anton, American actor and Comedian
- 1969Pierre Turgeon, French Canadian ice hockey player
- 1974Kaori Mizuhashi, Japanese voice actress
- 1989Cassadee Pope, American Pop Musician (Hey Monday)
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