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

  • 1531
    Battle of Amba Sel: Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi again defeats the army of Lebna Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia. The southern part of Ethiopia falls under Imam Ahmad’s control.
  • 1628
    The Siege of La Rochelle, which had lasted for 14 months, ends with the surrender of the Huguenots.
  • 1664
    The Duke of York and Albany’s Maritime Regiment of Foot, later to be known as the Royal Marines, is established.
  • 1707
    The 1707 Hōei earthquake causes more than 5,000 deaths in Honshu, Shikoku and Kyūshū, Japan
  • 1834
    The Battle of Pinjarra is fought in the Swan River Colony in present-day Pinjarra, Western Australia. Between 14 and 40 Aborigines are killed by British colonists.
  • 1958
    John XXIII, is elected Pope.
  • 1962
    Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that he had ordered the removal of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    An Air China jetliner is hijacked by disgruntled pilot Yuan Bin and flown to Taiwan.
  • 2009
    The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.

Who were born on October 28?

  • 1585
    Cornelius Jansen, Dutch bishop (d. 1638)
  • 1767
    Queen Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel of Denmark and Norway (d. 1852)
  • 1913
    Douglas Seale, English actor (d. 1999)
  • 1924
    Antonio Creus, Spanish racecar driver (d. 1996)
  • 1945
    Elton Dean, English musician (Soft Machine) (d. 2006)
  • 1957
    Zach Wamp, American politician
  • 1963
    Eros Ramazzotti, Italian singer
  • 1976
    Keiron Cunningham, Welsh rugby league player
  • 1982
    Anthony Lerew, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Bryn Evans, New Zealand rugby player

Who died on October 28?

  • 1703
    John Wallis, English mathematician (b. 1616)
  • 1716
    Stephen Fox, British politician (b. 1627)
  • 1763
    Heinrich, count von Brühl, German statesman (b. 1700)
  • 1818
    Abigail Adams, First Lady of the United States (b. 1744)
  • 1970
    Baby Huey, American soul singer (b. 1944)
  • 1998
    Ted Hughes, British poet (b. 1930)
  • 2000
    Andujar Cedeno, Dominican baseball player (b. 1969)
  • 2001
    Gerard Hengeveld, Dutch composer (b. 1910)
  • 2005
    Ljuba Tadić, Serbian actor (b. 1929)
  • 2010
    Ehud Netzer, Israeli archaeologist (b. 1934)

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