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What are the important events that happened on October 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 28 is the 302nd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 64 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 15, 2016 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 410,448 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectadigon’ day.

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Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 92 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,407 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 28 Historical Events

  • 1848
    The first railroad in Spain – between Barcelona and Mataró – is opened.
  • 1918
    A new Polish government in Western Galicia is established.
  • 1982
    The Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party wins elections, leading to the first Socialist government in Spain after death of Franco. Felipe Gonzalez becomes Prime Minister-elect.
  • 2007
    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner becomes the first woman elected President of Argentina.
  • 2009
    The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.

Who were born on October 28?

  • 1860
    Jigoro Kano, Japanese martial artist (d. 1938)
  • 1885
    Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet (d. 1922)
  • 1903
    Evelyn Waugh, English writer (d. 1966)
  • 1958
    William Reid, Scottish musician (The Jesus and Mary Chain)
  • 1973
    Aleksandar Stanojević, Serbian football manager and former player

Who died on October 28?

  • 1792
    Paul Möhring, German physician and scientist (b. 1710)
  • 1916
    Oswald Boelcke, German WWI pilot (b. 1891)
  • 1970
    Baby Huey, American soul singer (b. 1944)
  • 1973
    Taha Hussein, Egyptian writer (b. 1889)
  • 1980
    Gregory Bateson, English anthropologist (b. 1904)

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