What happened this day in history August 28

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

  • 1521
    The Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade.
  • 1609
    Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
  • 1640
    Second Bishop’s War: King Charles I’s English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.
  • 1913
    Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.
  • 1914
    World War I: German troops conquer Namur.
  • 1916
    World War I: Italy declares war on Germany.
  • 1931
    France and Soviet Union sign a treaty of non-aggression.
  • 1944
    World War II: Marseille and Toulon are liberated.
  • 1964
    The Philadelphia race riot begins.
  • 1979
    An IRA bomb explodes on the Grand Place in Brussels.

Who were born on August 28?

  • 1908
    Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist (d. 1996)
  • 1916
    C. Wright Mills American sociologist (d. 1962)
  • 1945
    Bob Segarini, American musician
  • 1961
    Kim Appleby, English singer
  • 1965
    Shania Twain, Canadian singer
  • 1973
    Matthew John Armstrong, American actor
  • 1974
    Johan Andersson, Swedish game programmer
  • 1980
    Debra Lafave, American former teacher and convicted sex offender
  • 1981
    Martin Erat, Czech hockey player
  • 1999
    Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Danish royalty

Who died on August 28?

  • 430
    Augustine of Hippo, North African saint and theologian (b. 354)
  • 1481
    King Afonso V of Portugal (b. 1432)
  • 1678
    John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton, English soldier (b. 1602)
  • 1805
    Alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader (b. 1722)
  • 1947
    Manolete, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1917)
  • 1959
    Bohuslav Martinů, Czech composer (b. 1890)
  • 1978
    Robert Shaw, English actor and writer (b. 1927)
  • 1987
    John Huston, American movie director (b. 1906)
  • 2003
    Brian Douglas Wells, American criminal (failed) (b. 1956)
  • 2007
    Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-born American actress (b. 1929)

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