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Wednesday August 28, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 1609
    Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
  • 1833
    The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 receives Royal Assent, abolishing slavery through most the British Empire.
  • 1845
    The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
  • 1879
    Cetshwayo, last king of the Zulus, is captured by the British.
  • 1914
    World War I: German troops conquer Namur.
  • 1937
    Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
  • 1964
    The Philadelphia race riot begins.
  • 1979
    An IRA bomb explodes on the Grand Place in Brussels.
  • 1990
    Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province.
  • 1996
    Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales divorce.

Who were born on August 28?

  • 1801
    Antoine Augustin Cournot, French mathematician (d. 1877)
  • 1887
    István Kühár, Slovene (Prekmurian) writer and politician (d. 1922)
  • 1894
    Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (d. 1981)
  • 1905
    Cyril Walters, England cricketer (d. 1992)
  • 1928
    F. William Free, American advertising executive (d. 2003)
  • 1944
    Marianne Heemskerk, Dutch swimmer
  • 1951
    Wayne Osmond, American singer (The Osmonds)
  • 1957
    Ivo Josipovic, President of Croatia
  • 1979
    Kristen Hughes, Australian netballer
  • 1983
    Alfonso Herrera, Mexican actor and singer (RBD)

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