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, 1,509,148,800 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 ‘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.
  • 1516
    Battle of Yaunis Khan: Turkish forces under the Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha defeat the Mameluks near Gaza.
  • 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.
  • 1538
    The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, is established.
  • 1893
    Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Pathétique, receives its première performance in St. Petersburg, only nine days before the composer’s death.
  • 1928
    Declaration of the Youth Pledge in Indonesia, the first time Indonesia Raya, now the national anthem, was sung.
  • 1958
    John XXIII, is elected Pope.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner becomes the first woman elected President of Argentina.
  • 2009
    NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its later-cancelled Constellation program.

Who were born on October 28?

  • 1697
    Canaletto, Italian artist (d. 1768)
  • 1804
    Pierre François Verhulst, Belgian mathematician (d. 1849)
  • 1885
    Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet (d. 1922)
  • 1891
    Ormer Locklear, American movie stunt pilot (d. 1920)
  • 1927
    Cleo Laine, British singer
  • 1941
    Curtis Lee, American singer
  • 1941
    Hank Marvin, English guitarist
  • 1972
    Brad Paisley, American musician
  • 1974
    Dayanara Torres, Puerto Rican actress and beauty queen
  • 1980
    Kanzi, American bonobo

Who died on October 28?

  • 1627
    Emperor Jahangir of India (b. 1569)
  • 1661
    Agustín Moreto y Cavana, Spanish playwright (b. 1518)
  • 1703
    John Wallis, English mathematician (b. 1616)
  • 1754
    Friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (b. 1708)
  • 1900
    Friedrich Max Müller, German-born orientalist (b. 1823)
  • 1916
    Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist (b. 1838)
  • 1952
    Billy Hughes, Australian politician (b. 1862)
  • 1973
    Sergio Tofano, Italian actor (b. 1883)
  • 1975
    Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (b. 1932)
  • 2000
    Carlos Guastavino, Argentine composer (b. 1912)

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