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Friday August 28, 2020

August 28: Day of the Week

August 28, 2020 is the 241st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 125 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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

August 2020

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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.
  • 1609
    Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
  • 1830
    The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s new Tom Thumb steam locomotive races a horse-drawn car, presaging steam’s role in US railroading.
  • 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.
  • 1879
    Cetshwayo, last king of the Zulus, is captured by the British.
  • 1913
    Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.
  • 1914
    World War I: the Royal Navy defeats the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.
  • 1957
    U.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.
  • 1964
    The Philadelphia race riot begins.
  • 1968
    Riots in Chicago, Illinois, during the Democratic National Convention.

Who were born on August 28?

  • 1749
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and scientist (d. 1832)
  • 1908
    Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist (d. 1996)
  • 1916
    Hélène Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist (d. 1997)
  • 1925
    Donald O'Connor, American singer, dancer, and actor (d. 2003)
  • 1941
    Sybille de Selys Longchamps, Belgian aristocrat
  • 1948
    Heather Reisman, Canadian businesswoman
  • 1957
    Ivo Josipovic, President of Croatia
  • 1959
    Brian Thompson, American actor
  • 1971
    Janet Evans, American swimmer
  • 1981
    Matt Alrich, American lacrosse player

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