On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 2019

Historical Events

Historic Event

British PM Boris Johnson prorogues parliament, suspending it for 5 weeks to limit opposition to a no deal Brexit, prompting a furious backlash

Historic Event

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York after sailing across the Atlantic in an emissions-free voyage

  • Discovery of 3.8-million-year-old skull of early human ancestor Australopithecus anamensis, found by Yohannes Haile-Selassie, at Miro Dora, Ethiopia, upends previous evolutionary theory published in journal "Nature"
  • New Italian coalition government formed of anti-establishment Five Star Movement and center-left Democratic Party ousting Matteo Salvini
  • US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ends her campaign for president
2019 Highlights

About August 28, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo