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

  • 97
    Emperor Nerva is forced by the Praetorian Guard, to adopt general Marcus Ulpius Trajanus as his heir and successor.
  • 1061
    Empress Agnes, acting as Regent for her son, brings about the election of Bishop Cadalus, the Antipope Honorius II.
  • 1516
    Battle of Yaunis Khan: Turkish forces under the Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha defeat the Mameluks near Gaza.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Battle of Fair Oaks & Darbytown Road (also known as the Second Battle of Fair Oaks) ends – Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant withdraw from Fair Oaks, Virginia, after failing to breach the Confederate defenses around Richmond, Virginia.
  • 1915
    Richard Strauss conducts the first performance of his tone poem Eine Alpensinfonie in Berlin.
  • 1918
    A new Polish government in Western Galicia is established.
  • 1922
    March on Rome: Italian fascists led by Benito Mussolini march on Rome and take over the Italian government.
  • 1962
    Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that he had ordered the removal of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.
  • 1971
    Britain launches the satellite Prospero into low Earth orbit atop a Black Arrow carrier rocket, the only British satellite to date launched by a British rocket.
  • 2009
    The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.

Who were born on October 28?

  • 1697
    Canaletto, Italian artist (d. 1768)
  • 1767
    Queen Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel of Denmark and Norway (d. 1852)
  • 1845
    Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist (d. 1888)
  • 1864
    Adolfo Camarillo, American-born Mexican land owner and rancher (d. 1958)
  • 1879
    Channing H. Cox, American politician (d. 1968)
  • 1956
    Volker Zotz, Austrian philosopher
  • 1963
    Lauren Holly, American actress
  • 1968
    Caitlin Cary, alt-country singer & violin player, former member of Whiskeytown
  • 1974
    Dejan Stefanović, Serbian footballer
  • 1980
    Dimitri Liakopoulos, Greek actor

Who died on October 28?

  • 1568
    Ashikaga Yoshihide, Japanese shogun (b. 1539)
  • 1646
    William Dobson, English painter (b. 1610)
  • 1661
    Agustín Moreto y Cavana, Spanish playwright (b. 1518)
  • 1768
    Michel Blavet, French flutist (b. 1700)
  • 1792
    Paul Möhring, German physician and scientist (b. 1710)
  • 1952
    Billy Hughes, Australian politician (b. 1862)
  • 1975
    Georges Carpentier, French boxer (b. 1894)
  • 2000
    Carlos Guastavino, Argentine composer (b. 1912)
  • 2006
    Trevor Berbick, Jamaican boxer (b. 1955)
  • 2010
    James MacArthur, American actor (b. 1937)

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