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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, 24,626,880 minutes 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

  • 312
    Battle of Milvian Bridge: Constantine I defeats Maxentius, becoming the sole Roman Emperor.
  • 1707
    The 1707 Hōei earthquake causes more than 5,000 deaths in Honshu, Shikoku and Kyūshū, Japan
  • 1918
    A new Polish government in Western Galicia is established.
  • 1958
    John XXIII, is elected Pope.
  • 2009
    The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.

Who were born on October 28?

  • 1718
    Ignacije Szentmartony, Croatian Jesuit missionary (d. 1793)
  • 1767
    Queen Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel of Denmark and Norway (d. 1852)
  • 1944
    Anton Schlecker, German businessman
  • 1949
    Tracy Reed, American actress
  • 1985
    Troian Bellisario, American actress

Who died on October 28?

  • 1918
    Ulisse Dini, Italian mathematician (b. 1845)
  • 1973
    Sergio Tofano, Italian actor (b. 1883)
  • 1989
    Henry Hall, British bandleader (b. 1898)
  • 1998
    Ted Hughes, British poet (b. 1930)
  • 2007
    Porter Wagoner, American country singer (b. 1927)

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