About August 28

August 28, 2024 is the 241st day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 125 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Virgo is the sun 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 154 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 28

  • 489
    Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.
  • 663
    Silla–Tang armies crush the Baekje restoration attempt and force Yamato Japan to withdraw from Korea in the Battle of Baekgang.
  • 1189
    Third Crusade: the Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan
  • 1640
    Second Bishop’s War: King Charles I’s English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.
  • 1789
    William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn.
  • 1845
    The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
  • 1849
    After a month-long siege, Venice, which had declared itself independent as the Republic of San Marco, surrenders to Austria.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Battle of Second Manassas.
  • 1901
    Silliman University is founded in the Philippines. The first American private school in the country.
  • 1914
    World War I: German troops conquer Namur.
  • 1916
    World War I: Germany declares war on Romania.
  • 1924
    The Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
  • 1937
    Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
  • 1953
    Nippon Television broadcasts Japan’s first television show, including its first TV advertisement.
  • 1957
    U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond begins a filibuster to prevent the Senate from voting on Civil Rights Act of 1957; he stopped speaking 24 hours and 18 minutes later, the longest filibuster ever conducted by a single Senator.
  • 1968
    Riots in Chicago, Illinois, during the Democratic National Convention.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province.
  • 1990
    The Plainfield Tornado: an F5 tornado hits in Plainfield, Illinois, and Joliet, Illinois, killing 28 people.
  • 1998
    Pakistan’s National Assembly passes a constitutional amendment to make the “Qur'an and Sunnah” the “supreme law” but the bill is defeated in the Senate.

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