Since the pretty + talented host of GT is celebrating her birthday this month, I don’t think this month’s topic require any more explanation. So, through the host’s prodding, here’s what I found when I check my birthday with Wikipedia.org:
Births
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and scientist (1749)
  • Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer (1814)
  • Leo Tolstoy, Russian author (1828)
  • Vance Palmer, Australian author (1885)
  • George Whipple, American doctor and Nobel laureate (1878)
  • Jack Vance, American author (1916)
  • Jack Kirby, American comic book artist (1917)
  • Billy Boyd, Scottish actor (1968)
  • Jason Priestley, Canadian-born actor (1969)
  • Jack Black, American actor (1969)
  • LeAnn Rimes, American singer (1982)

Events

  • William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn (1789)
  • The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published (1845)
  • A geomagnetic storm causes the Aurora Borealis to shine so brightly that it is seen clearly over parts of USA, Europe, and even as far away as Japan (1859)
  • Caleb Bradham renames his carbonated soft drink “Pepsi-Cola” (1898)
  • Silliman University is founded in the Philippines. The first American private school in the country (1901)
  • Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales divorce (1996)
  • Emily Hoffert and Janice Wylie are murdered in their Manhattan flat, prompting the events that would lead to the passing of the Miranda Rights (1963)
august 28 bits ‘n pieces
  • is the 240th day of the year (241st, if it’s a leap year) in the Gregorian calendar + there are 125 days remaining until the end of the year
  •  Holiday + observances for this day include: the Assumption of Mary (Eastern Orthodox Church, a public holiday in the Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, and Georgia)
  • Christian Feast Day for this day includes: Augustine of Hippo + Saint Hermes
+ here are some interesting figures from PokeMyBirthday.com:
  • Your lucky days are Tuesday (Conceivement date, Your parents decided to not to have an abortion, You were born) and Wednesday (Your first cell is built, Your mother suspects she is pregnant, Your heart beat for the first time)
  • You are exactly 31 years 45 weeks 5 days 19 hours 32 minutes 36 seconds old
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