August 28 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Chi Hsi Festival
Taiwan Observance
Day of the Assumption of Mary
Georgia Public Holiday
Double Seven Festival
China Observance
Summer Bank Holiday
Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
National Heroes Day holiday
Philippines Regular Holiday
Independence Day Holiday
Moldova National Holiday
Late Summer Bank Holiday
Gibraltar Public Holiday
August Bank Holiday
Saint helena Public Holiday
Feast of the Assumption of Mary (Orthodox)
Macedonia, republic of Optional Holiday
Father's Day
South sudan Observance
Bow Tie Day
- Weird
National Power Rangers Day
- Weird
National Bow Tie Day
- Weird
National Cherry Turnovers Day
- Weird
Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
- Weird

Historical Events on August 28

  • 475: Roman Emperor Julius Nepos flees the capital city of Ravenna.
  • 489: King of the Ostrogoths – Theodoric – defeat Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo.
  • 632: Daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad dies.
  • 1189: Crusaders begin the attack on Acre.
  • 1789: Enceladus – a moon of Saturn – is discovered by William Herschel.
  • 1810: A British Navy fleet surrenders to the French during the Battle of Grand Port.
  • 1833: The Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 abolishes slavery throughout the British Empire.
  • 1845: Scientific American Magazine’s first issue is published.
  • 1861: Union forces launch an attack against Cape Hatteras, North Carolina during the Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries.
  • 1862: The Second Battle of Bull Run – also known as the Second Manassas – begins on this day.
  • 1914: During the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the Royal Navy defeats the German fleet.
  • 1914: German forces seize the Belgium city of Namur.
  • 1916: Germany declares war on Romania during World War I.
  • 1916: Italy declares war on Germany during World War I.
  • 1931: The Soviet Union and France sign a treaty of non-aggression.
  • 1964: The Philadelphia Race Riots start.
  • 1968: During the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, rioters are cracked down upon by the police.
  • 1990: Iraq declares that country of Kuwait is its newest province.

Famous Birthdays on August 28

  • American singer-songwriter George Merrill is born in 1957.
  • American actor and director Daniel Stern is born in 1957.
  • American figure scater Scott Hamilton is born in 1958.
  • American actor, director and screenwriter Brian Thompson is born in 1959.
  • American actress Jennifer Coolidge is born in 1961.
  • Romanian folk singer and songwriter Maria Gheorghiu is born in 1963.
  • Canadian singer and songwriter Shania Twain is born in 1965.
  • American comedian and actor Jack Black is born in 1969.
  • Canadian actor and director Jason Priestley is born in 1969.
  • Canadian-American NHL player Pierre Turgeon is born in 1969.

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Cyber Monday

Giving Tuesday

Blue Monday