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Tuesday August 28, 2018

August 28: Day of the Week

August 28, 2018 was the 240th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 125 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

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

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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)

  • 1609
    Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
  • 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.
  • 1913
    Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.
  • 1916
    World War I: Germany declares war on Romania.
  • 1916
    World War I: Italy declares war on Germany.
  • 1937
    Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on August 28?

  • 1612
    Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch scholar (d. 1653)
  • 1749
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and scientist (d. 1832)
  • 1921
    Nancy Kulp, American actress (d. 1991)
  • 1956
    Luis Guzmán, Puerto Rican actor
  • 1957
    Daniel Stern, American actor
  • 1962
    Craig Anton, American actor and Comedian
  • 1963
    Jennifer Coolidge, American actress
  • 1971
    Raul Marquez, Mexican-born American boxer
  • 1980
    Carly Pope, Canadian actress
  • 1981
    Matt Alrich, American lacrosse player

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