August 28th celebrates Bow Tie Day and Crackers Over the Keyboard Day.
We’re now on the 240th day of the year, and have 124 days left.
If today is a special day for you, then you should know that it’s also been a special day in history too! Here we’re going to look at some facts and historical events that all happened on this day.
Did you know that on this day in 1994, Tokyo celebrated the country’s first gay pride parade? While the march paved the way for future similar events, they weren’t named “Pride parades” until over a decade later.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about August 28th in history!
What memorable events happened on August 28 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Nature magazine published findings of a 3.8-million-year-old skull found in Ethiopia, which questioned our previous theories of human evolution.
Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin was laid to rest in Detroit as thousands turned up to pay tributes.
Matt Vogel became the new voice for Kermit the Frog.
Vogel replaced American puppeteer Steve Whitmore, who voiced Kermit for 27 years.
The Slave Abolition Act was passed and came into effect the following year on August 1.
It stated, “An Act for the Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Colonies; for promoting the Industry of the manumitted Slaves; and for compensating the Persons hitherto entitled to the Services of such Slaves.”
The Battle of Wofla between the Turkish and Portuguese occurred.
This was just one of the battles between the two nations that had fought for nearly two decades. It was significant because the Portuguese leader Christovão da Gama was captured and beheaded by the Turkish leader Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi.
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Who said what today throughout history? Here are the most famous things people have said on this day.
I have a dream.
Martin Luther King
The more one thinks the more one feels the hopeless immensity of man’s ignorance.
When we hear news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.
Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.
National Bow Tie Day
It’s time to mix things up a little and take a walk on the classier side of life. Forgo your tie today and opt instead for the ever-elegant bow tie. Don’t worry if you’re not usually a tie wearer, for true participants of Bow Tie Day will wear a bow tie with any sort of top, even with a tank top!
Crackers Over the Keyboard Day
Today we celebrate a highly controversial holiday hated by IT workers worldwide. What you do is get yourself a bowl of your favorite crackers or snacks and take them to your computer. All that’s left is to munch away at them, at your desk, over your keyboard, and embrace the chaos!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
A study at Florida State University discovered that playing Portal 2 is better for your brain than brain-training games like Lumosity.
Birthday & Zodiac
For those of you who were born on August 28, your star sign is Virgo.
Virgos are kind, gentle, supportive, and always like to help people. They use their intellect and resourcefulness to solve complex problems.
People born during August have the Peridot birthstone. The light green peridot gemstone is believed to bring strength, fame, and prosperity. Egyptians called it the “gem of the Sun” and thought that the periodt held unique healing powers.
For people born on Aug 28, your estimated date of conception falls on December 5 in the previous year.
The due date for a baby conceived on this day is around May 21st, 2024.