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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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

August 2021

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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)

  • 1619
    Ferdinand II is elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1830
    The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s new Tom Thumb steam locomotive races a horse-drawn car, presaging steam’s role in US railroading.
  • 1909
    A group of mid-level Greek Army officers launches the Goudi coup, seeking wide-ranging reforms.
  • 1913
    Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.
  • 1914
    World War I: German troops conquer Namur.
  • 1914
    World War I: the Royal Navy defeats the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.
  • 1916
    World War I: Germany declares war on Romania.
  • 1937
    Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
  • 1968
    Riots in Chicago, Illinois, during the Democratic National Convention.
  • 1996
    Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales divorce.

Who were born on August 28?

  • 1714
    Anthony Ulrich II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1774)
  • 1814
    Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer (d. 1873)
  • 1828
    Leo Tolstoy, Russian author (birthdate according to O.S.) (d. 1910)
  • 1911
    Joseph Luns, Dutch politician (d. 2002)
  • 1921
    Nancy Kulp, American actress (d. 1991)
  • 1936
    Don Denkinger, American baseball umpire
  • 1951
    Wayne Osmond, American singer (The Osmonds)
  • 1952
    Jacques Chagnon, Canadian politician
  • 1957
    Rick Rossovich, American actor
  • 1979
    Kristen Hughes, Australian netballer

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