August 28: Day of the Week
August 28, 2020 was the 241st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 125 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
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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)
- 475The Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna.
- 489Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.
- 1521The Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade.
- 1542Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) – Battle of Wofla: the Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.
- 1810Battle of Grand Port – the French accept the surrender of a British Navy fleet.
- 1845The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
- 1849After a month-long siege, Venice, which had declared itself independent as the Republic of San Marco, surrenders to Austria.
- 1898Caleb Bradham invents the carbonated soft drink that will later be called “Pepsi-Cola”.
- 1937Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
- 1979An IRA bomb explodes on the Grand Place in Brussels.
Who were born on August 28?
- 1025Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (d. 1068)
- 1885Vance Palmer, Australian author (d. 1959)
- 1919Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, English electrical engineer Nobel Laureate (d. 2004)
- 1924Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricketer
- 1945Bob Segarini, American musician
- 1961Kim Appleby, English singer
- 1963Jennifer Coolidge, American actress
- 1971Janet Evans, American swimmer
- 1981Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter
- 1986Florence Welch, British singer (Florence + the Machine)
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