What are the important events that happened on August 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
August 28: Facts & Myths About This Day
August 28 is the 241st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 125 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 15, 2020 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 444,048 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectatetracontahenagon’ day.
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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.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 168 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,807 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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August 28 Historical Events
The Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade.
Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
Second Bishop’s War: King Charles I’s English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.
Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.
World War I: German troops conquer Namur.
World War I: Italy declares war on Germany.
France and Soviet Union sign a treaty of non-aggression.
World War II: Marseille and Toulon are liberated.
The Philadelphia race riot begins.
An IRA bomb explodes on the Grand Place in Brussels.
Who were born on August 28?
Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist (d. 1996)
C. Wright Mills American sociologist (d. 1962)
Bob Segarini, American musician
Kim Appleby, English singer
Shania Twain, Canadian singer
Matthew John Armstrong, American actor
Johan Andersson, Swedish game programmer
Debra Lafave, American former teacher and convicted sex offender
Martin Erat, Czech hockey player
Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Danish royalty
Who died on August 28?
Augustine of Hippo, North African saint and theologian (b. 354)
King Afonso V of Portugal (b. 1432)
John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton, English soldier (b. 1602)
Alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader (b. 1722)
Manolete, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1917)
Bohuslav Martinů, Czech composer (b. 1890)
Robert Shaw, English actor and writer (b. 1927)
John Huston, American movie director (b. 1906)
Brian Douglas Wells, American criminal (failed) (b. 1956)
Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-born American actress (b. 1929)
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