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 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

  • 663
    Silla–Tang armies crush the Baekje restoration attempt and force Yamato Japan to withdraw from Korea in the Battle of Baekgang.
  • 1640
    Second Bishop’s War: King Charles I’s English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.
  • 1859
    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.
  • 1901
    Silliman University is founded in the Philippines. The first American private school in the country.
  • 1909
    A group of mid-level Greek Army officers launches the Goudi coup, seeking wide-ranging reforms.
  • 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.
  • 1924
    The Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
  • 1931
    France and Soviet Union sign a treaty of non-aggression.
  • 1988
    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?

  • 1906
    John Betjeman, English poet (d. 1984)
  • 1919
    Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, English electrical engineer Nobel Laureate (d. 2004)
  • 1921
    Nancy Kulp, American actress (d. 1991)
  • 1935
    Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician (d. 1998)
  • 1940
    Nik Turner, English musician (Hawkwind)
  • 1948
    Heather Reisman, Canadian businesswoman
  • 1960
    Emma Samms, English actress
  • 1978
    Jess Margera, American drummer (CKY)
  • 1983
    Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1989
    Jokwon, South Korean singer (2AM)

Who died on August 28?

  • 1678
    John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton, English soldier (b. 1602)
  • 1757
    David Hartley, English philosopher (b. 1705)
  • 1805
    Alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader (b. 1722)
  • 1820
    Andrew Ellicott, American surveyor (b. 1754)
  • 1982
    Geoff Chubb, South African cricketer (b. 1911)
  • 1987
    John Huston, American movie director (b. 1906)
  • 1988
    Jean Marchand, French Canadian union leader and politician (b. 1918)
  • 1990
    Willy Vandersteen, Belgian cartoonist (b. 1913)
  • 1991
    Alekos Sakellarios, Greek writer and film director (b. 1913)
  • 2007
    Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (b. 1984)

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