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Sunday August 28, 1746

August 28, 1746: Day of the Week

August 28, 1746 was the 240th day of the year 1746 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 125 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

The day of the week for August 28, 1746 under the old Julian calendar was Thursday. Did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

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

A person born on this day will be 274 years old today. If that same person saved a dollar every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $97,910.00 today.

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Here’s the August 1746 Gregorian calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1746 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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Gregorian versus the old Julian calendar

A note to students, teachers, scholars and anyone else passionate about this topic. As stated in the front page, this website is using the Gregorian calendar as the basis for all “day of the week” computation whether or not the Gregorian calendar is relevant for the date in question (August 28, 1746). Educators should point out the primary reason why Pope Gregory XIII introduced a new calendar system in October 1582. That is, to make the computation for the annual date of Easter more accurate since it is the foundation of the Christian faith.

Even with that purpose in mind, the Gregorian calendar too will become out of sync. It has a known approximation error of about one day for every 7,700 years assuming a constant time interval between vernal equinoxes (which is not true). This is better compared to the one day for every 128 years error of the Julian calendar.

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