About August 28

August 28, 2022 is the 240th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 125 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 147 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 28

  • 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
  • 1542
    Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) – Battle of Wofla: the Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.
  • 1609
    Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
  • 1810
    Battle of Grand Port – the French accept the surrender of a British Navy fleet.
  • 1833
    The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 receives Royal Assent, abolishing slavery through most the British Empire.
  • 1849
    After a month-long siege, Venice, which had declared itself independent as the Republic of San Marco, surrenders to Austria.
  • 1879
    Cetshwayo, last king of the Zulus, is captured by the British.
  • 1901
    Silliman University is founded in the Philippines. The first American private school in the country.
  • 1913
    Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.
  • 1914
    World War I: German troops conquer Namur.
  • 1916
    World War I: Germany declares war on Romania.
  • 1916
    World War I: Italy declares war on Germany.
  • 1924
    The Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
  • 1931
    France and Soviet Union sign a treaty of non-aggression.
  • 1944
    World War II: Marseille and Toulon are liberated.
  • 1955
    Black teenager Emmett Till is murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement.
  • 1964
    The Philadelphia race riot begins.
  • 1968
    Riots in Chicago, Illinois, during the Democratic National Convention.
  • 1990
    The Plainfield Tornado: an F5 tornado hits in Plainfield, Illinois, and Joliet, Illinois, killing 28 people.

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