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

  • 97
    Emperor Nerva is forced by the Praetorian Guard, to adopt general Marcus Ulpius Trajanus as his heir and successor.
  • 1835
    The United Tribes of New Zealand is established with the signature of the Declaration of Independence.
  • 1891
    The Mino-Owari earthquake, the largest inland earthquake in Japan’s history, strikes Gifu Prefecture.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    World War I: Czechoslovakia is granted independence from Austria-Hungary marking the beginning of an independent Czechoslovak state, after 300 years.
  • 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.
  • 1948
    Swiss chemist Paul Müller is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the insecticidal properties of DDT.
  • 1964
    Vietnam War: U.S. officials deny any involvement in bombing North Vietnam.
  • 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.

Who were born on October 28?

  • 1718
    Ignacije Szentmartony, Croatian Jesuit missionary (d. 1793)
  • 1881
    Vin Coutie, Australian footballer
  • 1903
    Evelyn Waugh, English writer (d. 1966)
  • 1929
    Marcel Bozzuffi, French actor (d. 1988)
  • 1933
    Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (d. 1983)
  • 1946
    Wim Jansen, Dutch footballer and coach
  • 1959
    Randy Wittman, American basketball player
  • 1973
    Hassan Assad, American professional wrestler
  • 1974
    Braden Looper, American baseball player
  • 1980
    Alan Smith, English footballer

Who died on October 28?

  • 1225
    Jien, Japanese poet and historian (b. 1155)
  • 1703
    John Wallis, English mathematician (b. 1616)
  • 1755
    Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, French composer (b. 1689)
  • 1917
    Dimitrios Votsis, Greek politician (b. 1841)
  • 1929
    Bernhard von Bülow, German statesman (b. 1849)
  • 1952
    Billy Hughes, Australian politician (b. 1862)
  • 1957
    Ernst Gräfenberg, German physician and scientist (b. 1881)
  • 1975
    Georges Carpentier, French boxer (b. 1894)
  • 2000
    Lída Baarová, Czech actress (b. 1914)
  • 2006
    Red Auerbach, American basketball coach and executive (b. 1917)

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