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 301st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 64 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 15, 2017 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 25,152,480 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 ‘trihectahenagon’ 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 114 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 1,772 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 28 Historical Events

  • 1538
    The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, is established.
  • 1664
    The Duke of York and Albany’s Maritime Regiment of Foot, later to be known as the Royal Marines, is established.
  • 1835
    The United Tribes of New Zealand is established with the signature of the Declaration of Independence.
  • 1893
    Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Pathétique, receives its première performance in St. Petersburg, only nine days before the composer’s death.
  • 1929
    Black Monday, a day in the Wall Street Crash of 1929, which also saw major stock market upheaval.
  • 1940
    World War II: Greece rejects Italy’s ultimatum. Italy invades Greece through Albania, marking Greece’s entry into World War II.
  • 1948
    Swiss chemist Paul Müller is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the insecticidal properties of DDT.
  • 1958
    John XXIII, is elected Pope.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.

Who were born on October 28?

  • 1793
    Eliphalet Remington, American firearms manufacturer (d. 1861)
  • 1804
    Pierre François Verhulst, Belgian mathematician (d. 1849)
  • 1914
    Jonas Salk, American biologist and physician (d. 1995)
  • 1936
    Charlie Daniels, American musician
  • 1940
    Susan Harris, American television writer and producer
  • 1946
    Wim Jansen, Dutch footballer and coach
  • 1957
    Stephen Morris, British musician (Joy Division and New Order)
  • 1980
    Dimitri Liakopoulos, Greek actor
  • 1982
    Jeremy Bonderman, American baseball player
  • 1988
    Devon Murray, Irish singer and actor

Who died on October 28?

  • 1703
    John Wallis, English mathematician (b. 1616)
  • 1740
    Empress Anna of Russia (b. 1693)
  • 1841
    Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (b. 1792)
  • 1973
    Taha Hussein, Egyptian writer (b. 1889)
  • 1997
    Paul Jarrico, American screenwriter (b. 1915)
  • 2000
    Andujar Cedeno, Dominican baseball player (b. 1969)
  • 2001
    Gerard Hengeveld, Dutch composer (b. 1910)
  • 2004
    Jimmy McLarnin, Northern Irish-born boxer (b. 1907)
  • 2005
    Raymond Hains, French artist (b. 1926)
  • 2010
    Jonathan Motzfeldt, Greenlander statesman (b. 1938)

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