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Friday August 28, 2020

August 28: Day of the Week

August 28, 2020 is the 241st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 125 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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

August 2020
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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)

  • 1521
    The Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade.
  • 1640
    Second Bishop’s War: King Charles I’s English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.
  • 1830
    The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s new Tom Thumb steam locomotive races a horse-drawn car, presaging steam’s role in US railroading.
  • 1859
    A geomagnetic storm causes the Aurora Borealis to shine so brightly that it is seen clearly over parts of USA, Europe, and even as far away as Japan.
  • 1867
    The United States takes possession of the, at this point unoccupied, Midway Atoll.
  • 1916
    World War I: Germany declares war on Romania.
  • 1955
    Black teenager Emmett Till is murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement.
  • 1979
    An IRA bomb explodes on the Grand Place in Brussels.
  • 1991
    Collapse of the Soviet Union – Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party.
  • 1998
    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?

  • 1894
    Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (d. 1981)
  • 1930
    Ben Gazzara, American actor
  • 1947
    Liza Wang, Hong Kong actress
  • 1951
    Keiichi Suzuki, Japanese composer
  • 1978
    Jess Margera, American drummer (CKY)
  • 1980
    Carly Pope, Canadian actress
  • 1981
    Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter
  • 1986
    Gilad Shalit, Israeli soldier
  • 1989
    Jokwon, South Korean singer (2AM)
  • 1999
    Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Danish royalty

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