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, 24,626,880 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 ‘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

  • 306
    Maxentius is proclaimed Roman Emperor.
  • 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.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: A British proclamation forbids residents from leaving Boston.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of White Plains – British Army forces arrive at White Plains, attack and capture Chatterton Hill from the Americans.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    The Alaska Highway (Alcan Highway) is completed through Canada to Fairbanks, Alaska.
  • 1962
    Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that he had ordered the removal of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.
  • 1964
    Vietnam War: U.S. officials deny any involvement in bombing North Vietnam.

Who were born on October 28?

  • 1891
    Ormer Locklear, American movie stunt pilot (d. 1920)
  • 1909
    Francis Bacon, Irish painter (d. 1992)
  • 1938
    David Dimbleby, English television commentator
  • 1953
    Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman and hockey executive
  • 1959
    James Keelaghan, Canadian folk singer-songwriter
  • 1967
    Julia Roberts, American actress
  • 1970
    Greg Eagles, American voice actor
  • 1972
    Terrell Davis, American football player
  • 1974
    Dayanara Torres, Puerto Rican actress and beauty queen
  • 1974
    Vicente Moreno, Spanish footballer

Who died on October 28?

  • 1312
    Queen Elisabeth of Tirol (b. 1262)
  • 1768
    Michel Blavet, French flutist (b. 1700)
  • 1841
    Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (b. 1792)
  • 1857
    Louis Eugène Cavaignac, French soldier and politician (b. 1802)
  • 1900
    Friedrich Max Müller, German-born orientalist (b. 1823)
  • 1918
    Ulisse Dini, Italian mathematician (b. 1845)
  • 2006
    Marijohn Wilkin, American songwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2010
    Ehud Netzer, Israeli archaeologist (b. 1934)
  • 2010
    Gerard Kelly, Scottish actor (b. 1959)
  • 2010
    Jonathan Motzfeldt, Greenlander statesman (b. 1938)

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