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, 1,477,612,800 seconds 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

  • 1636
    A vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony establishes the first college in what would become the United States, today known as Harvard University.
  • 1707
    The 1707 Hōei earthquake causes more than 5,000 deaths in Honshu, Shikoku and Kyūshū, Japan
  • 1886
    In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    The Alaska Highway (Alcan Highway) is completed through Canada to Fairbanks, Alaska.
  • 1964
    Vietnam War: U.S. officials deny any involvement in bombing North Vietnam.
  • 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?

  • 1907
    John Hewitt, Northern Irish poet (d. 1987)
  • 1917
    Jack Soo, American actor (d. 1979)
  • 1946
    John Hewson, Australian politician
  • 1949
    Tracy Reed, American actress
  • 1952
    Annie Potts, American actress
  • 1962
    Daphne Zuniga, American actress
  • 1967
    Kevin Macdonald, Scottish film director
  • 1973
    Aleksandar Stanojević, Serbian football manager and former player
  • 1982
    Matt Smith, English actor
  • 1992
    Lexi Ainsworth, American actress

Who died on October 28?

  • 312
    Maxentius, Roman emperor (b. c.278)
  • 1627
    Emperor Jahangir of India (b. 1569)
  • 1916
    Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist (b. 1838)
  • 1917
    Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (b. 1831)
  • 1929
    Bernhard von Bülow, German statesman (b. 1849)
  • 1987
    André Masson, French artist (b. 1896)
  • 1998
    Ted Hughes, British poet (b. 1930)
  • 2000
    Lída Baarová, Czech actress (b. 1914)
  • 2006
    Red Auerbach, American basketball coach and executive (b. 1917)
  • 2007
    Porter Wagoner, American country singer (b. 1927)

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