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

  • 312
    Battle of Milvian Bridge: Constantine I defeats Maxentius, becoming the sole Roman Emperor.
  • 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.
  • 1886
    In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.
  • 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.
  • 1928
    Declaration of the Youth Pledge in Indonesia, the first time Indonesia Raya, now the national anthem, was sung.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    Plame affair: Lewis Libby, Vice-president Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, is indicted in the Valerie Plame case. Libby resigns later that day.
  • 2006
    The funeral service takes place for those executed at Bykivnia forest, outside Kiev, Ukraine. 817 Ukrainian civilians (out of some 100,000) executed by Bolsheviks at Bykivnia in 1930s – early 1940s are reburied.
  • 2007
    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner becomes the first woman elected President of Argentina.

Who were born on October 28?

  • 1466
    Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, Dutch theologian and Catholic priest (d. 1536)
  • 1875
    Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, American geographer and editor (d. 1966)
  • 1892
    Dink Johnson, American musician (d. 1954)
  • 1914
    Richard Laurence Millington Synge, British biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1994)
  • 1944
    Dennis Franz, American actor
  • 1976
    Simone Loria, Italian footballer
  • 1980
    Kanzi, American bonobo
  • 1981
    Milan Baroš, Czech footballer
  • 1981
    Nick Montgomery, English footballer
  • 1992
    Lexi Ainsworth, American actress

Who died on October 28?

  • 1225
    Jien, Japanese poet and historian (b. 1155)
  • 1627
    Emperor Jahangir of India (b. 1569)
  • 1676
    Jean Desmarets, French writer (b. 1595)
  • 1806
    Charlotte Turner Smith, British poet and novelist (b. 1749)
  • 1899
    Ottmar Mergenthaler, German-born inventor (b. 1854)
  • 1939
    Alice Brady, American actress (b. 1892)
  • 1998
    Ted Hughes, British poet (b. 1930)
  • 2005
    Fernando Quejas, Cape Verdean singer and musician (b. 1922)
  • 2005
    Ljuba Tadić, Serbian actor (b. 1929)
  • 2010
    Ehud Netzer, Israeli archaeologist (b. 1934)

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