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Sunday August 28, 2022

August 28: Day of the Week

August 28, 2022 was the 240th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 125 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

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

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 489
    Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.
  • 1789
    William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn.
  • 1833
    The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 receives Royal Assent, abolishing slavery through most the British Empire.
  • 1859
    A 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.
  • 1898
    Caleb Bradham invents the carbonated soft drink that will later be called “Pepsi-Cola”.
  • 1901
    Silliman University is founded in the Philippines. The first American private school in the country.
  • 1937
    Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
  • 1944
    World War II: Marseille and Toulon are liberated.
  • 1990
    The Plainfield Tornado: an F5 tornado hits in Plainfield, Illinois, and Joliet, Illinois, killing 28 people.
  • 1996
    Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales divorce.

Who were born on August 28?

  • 1592
    George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, English statesman (d. 1628)
  • 1899
    Charles Boyer, French actor (d. 1978)
  • 1925
    Billy Grammer, American country music singer and guitarist (d. 2011)
  • 1935
    Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician (d. 1998)
  • 1948
    Heather Reisman, Canadian businesswoman
  • 1951
    Keiichi Suzuki, Japanese composer
  • 1956
    Mark Lutz, Puerto Rican actor
  • 1961
    Kim Appleby, English singer
  • 1971
    Shane Andrews, American baseball player
  • 1974
    Carsten Jancker, German footballer

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