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Saturday August 28, 2021

August 28: Day of the Week

August 28, 2021 is the 240th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 125 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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.
  • 663
    Silla–Tang armies crush the Baekje restoration attempt and force Yamato Japan to withdraw from Korea in the Battle of Baekgang.
  • 1845
    The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Battle of Second Manassas.
  • 1909
    A group of mid-level Greek Army officers launches the Goudi coup, seeking wide-ranging reforms.
  • 1924
    The Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
  • 1968
    Riots in Chicago, Illinois, during the Democratic National Convention.
  • 1988
    Ramstein airshow disaster: three aircraft of the Frecce Tricolori demonstration team collide and the wreckage falls into the crowd. 75 are killed and 346 seriously injured.
  • 1990
    The Plainfield Tornado: an F5 tornado hits in Plainfield, Illinois, and Joliet, Illinois, killing 28 people.
  • 2003
    An electricity blackout cuts off power to around 500,000 people living in south east England and brings 60% of London’s underground rail network to a halt.

Who were born on August 28?

  • 1801
    Antoine Augustin Cournot, French mathematician (d. 1877)
  • 1916
    C. Wright Mills American sociologist (d. 1962)
  • 1919
    Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, English electrical engineer Nobel Laureate (d. 2004)
  • 1924
    Janet Frame, New Zealand author (d. 2004)
  • 1928
    F. William Free, American advertising executive (d. 2003)
  • 1936
    Don Denkinger, American baseball umpire
  • 1969
    Jack Black, American actor
  • 1972
    Jay Witasick, American baseball player
  • 1974
    Carsten Jancker, German footballer
  • 1983
    Luke McAlister, New Zealand All Black rugby player

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