Wednesday August 28, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

August 28: Day of the Week

August 28, 2024 is the 241st day of the year 2024 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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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

August 2024

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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.

August 28 Historical Event(s)

Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.
Third Crusade: the Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan
Ferdinand II is elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
World War I: German troops conquer Namur.
France and Soviet Union sign a treaty of non-aggression.
Black teenager Emmett Till is murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement.
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.
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech
Pakistan’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.

Who were born on August 28?

Anthony Ulrich II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1774)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and scientist (d. 1832)
Elizabeth Ann Seton, American-born Catholic saint (d. 1821)
Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1894)
Umberto Giordano, Italian composer (d. 1948)
Tasha Tudor, American illustrator (d. 2008)
Sybille de Selys Longchamps, Belgian aristocrat
Federico Magallanes, Uruguayan footballer
Ruth Riley, American basketball player
Luke McAlister, New Zealand All Black rugby player

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