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

  • 312
    Battle of Milvian Bridge: Constantine I defeats Maxentius, becoming the sole Roman Emperor.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1922
    March on Rome: Italian fascists led by Benito Mussolini march on Rome and take over the Italian government.
  • 1948
    Swiss chemist Paul Müller is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the insecticidal properties of DDT.
  • 2007
    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner becomes the first woman elected President of Argentina.

Who were born on October 28?

  • 1510
    Francis Borgia, Spanish duke and Jesuit priest (d. 1572)
  • 1818
    Ivan Turgenev, Russian writer (d. 1883)
  • 1846
    Georges Auguste Escoffier, French chef (d. 1935)
  • 1854
    Jean-Marie Guyau, French philosopher and poet (d. 1888)
  • 1932
    Spyros Kyprianou, Cyprian politician (d. 2002)
  • 1939
    Jane Alexander, American actress
  • 1953
    Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman and hockey executive
  • 1966
    Steve Atwater, American football player
  • 1971
    Leonidas Sabanis, Greek weightlifter
  • 1973
    Hassan Assad, American professional wrestler

Who died on October 28?

  • 1412
    Margaret I of Denmark, wife of Haakon VI of Norway (b. 1353)
  • 1646
    William Dobson, English painter (b. 1610)
  • 1740
    Empress Anna of Russia (b. 1693)
  • 1841
    Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (b. 1792)
  • 1939
    Alice Brady, American actress (b. 1892)
  • 1970
    Baby Huey, American soul singer (b. 1944)
  • 2000
    Lída Baarová, Czech actress (b. 1914)
  • 2005
    Bob Broeg, American sports writer (b. 1918)
  • 2010
    Gerard Kelly, Scottish actor (b. 1959)
  • 2010
    Liang Congjie, Chinese environmentalist (b. 1932)

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