August 28th celebrates Bow Tie Day and Crackers Over the Keyboard Day.
We’re now on the 240th day of the year, and have 125 days left.
For those of you who were born on August 28, your star sign is Virgo.
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 facts about August 28th in history!
What Happened On August 28 In History?
Nature magazine published findings of a 3.8-million-year-old skull found in Ethiopia, which questioned our previous theories of human evolution.
The Slave Abolition Act was passed on this day 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."
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