On This Day: August 28th
This is 240th day of the year and 125 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—27 Av 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 28th day of the 7th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
Emmett Till, a black teenager from Chicago, was abducted and killed by white men after he allegedly whistled at a white woman in Mississippi. The case was reopened in 2005.
Roger Tory Petersonornithologist
Saint Elizabeth Ann Setonreligious leader
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.