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Wednesday August 28, 2019

August 28: Day of the Week

August 28, 2019 was the 240th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 125 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.

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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)

  • 475
    The Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna.
  • 1542
    Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) – Battle of Wofla: the Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.
  • 1845
    The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
  • 1916
    World War I: Italy declares war on Germany.
  • 1931
    France and Soviet Union sign a treaty of non-aggression.
  • 1943
    World War II: in Denmark, a general strike against the Nazi occupation is started.
  • 1955
    Black teenager Emmett Till is murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech
  • 1990
    The Plainfield Tornado: an F5 tornado hits in Plainfield, Illinois, and Joliet, Illinois, killing 28 people.

Who were born on August 28?

  • 1853
    Vladimir Shukhov, Russian engineer and inventor (d. 1939)
  • 1885
    Vance Palmer, Australian author (d. 1959)
  • 1906
    John Betjeman, English poet (d. 1984)
  • 1915
    Max Robertson, British sports commentator (d. 2009)
  • 1944
    Melvin Dummar, American claimant to the Howard Hughes estate
  • 1945
    Robert Greenwald, American film director/producer
  • 1948
    Heather Reisman, Canadian businesswoman
  • 1949
    Svetislav Pešić, Serbian basketball player and coach
  • 1969
    Jack Black, American actor
  • 1986
    Gilad Shalit, Israeli soldier

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