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, 419,208 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 ‘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.
  • 1835
    The United Tribes of New Zealand is established with the signature of the Declaration of Independence.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    The Alaska Highway (Alcan Highway) is completed through Canada to Fairbanks, Alaska.
  • 1958
    John XXIII, is elected Pope.
  • 1964
    Vietnam War: U.S. officials deny any involvement in bombing North Vietnam.
  • 1965
    Nostra Aetate, the “Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions” of the Second Vatican Council, is promulgated by Pope Paul VI; it absolves the Jews of responsibility for the death of Jesus, reversing Innocent III’s 760 year-old declaration.
  • 1965
    Construction on the St. Louis Arch is completed.

Who were born on October 28?

  • 1860
    Jigoro Kano, Japanese martial artist (d. 1938)
  • 1935
    Alan Clarke, British film director (d. 1990)
  • 1942
    Kees Verkerk, Dutch speed skater
  • 1943
    Charo López, Spanish actress
  • 1944
    Coluche, French comedian and actor (d. 1986)
  • 1949
    Bruce Jenner, American athlete
  • 1969
    Ben Harper, American musician
  • 1982
    Anthony Lerew, American baseball player
  • 1982
    Mai Kuraki, Japanese singer
  • 1986
    Anthony Griffith, English footballer

Who died on October 28?

  • 312
    Maxentius, Roman emperor (b. c.278)
  • 1639
    Stefano Landi, Italian composer (b. 1587)
  • 1708
    Prince George of Denmark, consort of Anne of England (b. 1653)
  • 1755
    Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, French composer (b. 1689)
  • 1792
    Paul Möhring, German physician and scientist (b. 1710)
  • 1818
    Abigail Adams, First Lady of the United States (b. 1744)
  • 1916
    Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist (b. 1838)
  • 1917
    Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (b. 1831)
  • 1973
    Sergio Tofano, Italian actor (b. 1883)
  • 2010
    James MacArthur, American actor (b. 1937)

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