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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1542Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) – Battle of Wofla: the Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.
- 1619Ferdinand II is elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
- 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.
- 1909A group of mid-level Greek Army officers launches the Goudi coup, seeking wide-ranging reforms.
- 1916World War I: Germany declares war on Romania.
- 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.
- 1991Collapse of the Soviet Union – Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party.
- 1998Pakistan’s National Assembly passes a constitutional amendment to make the “Qur'an and Sunnah” the “supreme law” but the bill is defeated in the Senate.
- 2003An electricity blackout cuts off power to around 500,000 people living in south east England and brings 60% of London’s underground rail network to a halt.
Who were born on August 28?
- 1691Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1750)
- 1774Elizabeth Ann Seton, American-born Catholic saint (d. 1821)
- 1924Peggy Ryan, American actress (d. 2004)
- 1929István Kertész, Hungarian conductor (d. 1973)
- 1940Nik Turner, English musician (Hawkwind)
- 1956Mark Lutz, Puerto Rican actor
- 1959Brian Thompson, American actor
- 1965Shania Twain, Canadian singer
- 1974Kaori Mizuhashi, Japanese voice actress
- 1979Markus Pröll, German footballer
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