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 240th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 125 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 15, 2019 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,115,840 minutes 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 ‘dihectatetracontagon’ 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 150 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 2,441 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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August 28 Historical Events
Silla–Tang armies crush the Baekje restoration attempt and force Yamato Japan to withdraw from Korea in the Battle of Baekgang.
Second Bishop’s War: King Charles I’s English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.
A geomagnetic storm causes the Aurora Borealis to shine so brightly that it is seen clearly over parts of USA, Europe, and even as far away as Japan.
Silliman University is founded in the Philippines. The first American private school in the country.
A group of mid-level Greek Army officers launches the Goudi coup, seeking wide-ranging reforms.
World War I: German troops conquer Namur.
World War I: the Royal Navy defeats the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.
The Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
France and Soviet Union sign a treaty of non-aggression.
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.
Who were born on August 28?
John Betjeman, English poet (d. 1984)
Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, English electrical engineer Nobel Laureate (d. 2004)
Nancy Kulp, American actress (d. 1991)
Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician (d. 1998)
Nik Turner, English musician (Hawkwind)
Heather Reisman, Canadian businesswoman
Emma Samms, English actress
Jess Margera, American drummer (CKY)
Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan cricketer
Jokwon, South Korean singer (2AM)
Who died on August 28?
John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton, English soldier (b. 1602)
David Hartley, English philosopher (b. 1705)
Alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader (b. 1722)
Andrew Ellicott, American surveyor (b. 1754)
Geoff Chubb, South African cricketer (b. 1911)
John Huston, American movie director (b. 1906)
Jean Marchand, French Canadian union leader and politician (b. 1918)
Willy Vandersteen, Belgian cartoonist (b. 1913)
Alekos Sakellarios, Greek writer and film director (b. 1913)
Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (b. 1984)
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