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.
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)
- 1609Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
- 1845The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
- 1862American Civil War: Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Battle of Second Manassas.
- 1913Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.
- 1916World War I: Germany declares war on Romania.
- 1916World War I: Italy declares war on Germany.
- 1937Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
- 1957U.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.
- 1988Ramstein 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.
- 1990The Plainfield Tornado: an F5 tornado hits in Plainfield, Illinois, and Joliet, Illinois, killing 28 people.
Who were born on August 28?
- 1612Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch scholar (d. 1653)
- 1749Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and scientist (d. 1832)
- 1921Nancy Kulp, American actress (d. 1991)
- 1956Luis Guzmán, Puerto Rican actor
- 1957Daniel Stern, American actor
- 1962Craig Anton, American actor and Comedian
- 1963Jennifer Coolidge, American actress
- 1971Raul Marquez, Mexican-born American boxer
- 1980Carly Pope, Canadian actress
- 1981Matt Alrich, American lacrosse player
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