August 28 holidays in 2019

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Independence Day Holiday
Moldova National Holiday
Day of the Assumption of Mary
Georgia Public Holiday
Feast of the Assumption of Mary (Orthodox)
Macedonia, republic of Optional Holiday

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.

Blue Monday

Purim

Palm Sunday

Tax Day

Easter Monday

Labor Day