On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1789

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

William Herschel discovers Saturn's moon Enceladus

Astronomer William Herschel
Astronomer
William Herschel

Famous Birthdays

  • St├ęphanie de Beauharnais, Grand Duchess of Baden, born in Versailles, France (d. 1860)
1789 Highlights

About August 28, 1789

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 231 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo