Historical Events in 1928 (Part 2)

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  • Oct 12 1st use of iron lung (Boston's Children Hospital)

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Oct 15 German dirigible "Graf Zeppelin" lands in Lakehurst, NJ

Inventor and Zeppelin Commander Hugo Eckener
Inventor and Zeppelin Commander
Hugo Eckener

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Oct 15 Walter Johnson signs a 3-year contract to manage the Senators

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Oct 16 Mickey Cochrane wins AL MVP honors, edging Heinie Manush by 2 points
  • Oct 22 China expels all Russian instructors & civil servants
  • Oct 22 ESL Robinson's "Far-Off Hills" premieres in Dublin

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Oct 22 Herbert Hoover speaks of "American system of rugged individualism"

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Oct 22 Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.

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Oct 28 Bradman scores 131 NSW v Queensland, 212 mins, 14 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Oct 28 Indonesian child laws enforced in Bahasa Indonesia
  • Nov 1 1st celebration of Authors' Day
  • Nov 1 Bradman scores a century each innings (131 & 133*), NSW v Qld
  • Nov 1 Graf Zeppelin sets airship distance record of 6384 km
  • Nov 2 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st Symphony, L Stokovski premieres in Philadelphia
  • Nov 3 Turkey switches from Arabic to Roman alphabet
  • Nov 4 Jose Moncada elected president of Nicaragua
  • Nov 6 Clevelanders vote to build a stadium with city bonds
  • Nov 6 Herbert Hoover (R) beats Alfred E Smith (D) for US President
  • Nov 6 Colonel Jacob Schick patents 1st electric razor
  • Nov 6 Swedes start a tradition of eating Gustavus Adolphus pastries to commemorate the king.
  • Nov 8 George & Ira Gershwin's musical "Treasure Girl" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 10 Hirohito's official coronation as Emperor of Japan
  • Nov 11 France's 5th government of PoincarĂ© forms
  • Nov 11 KXO-AM in El Centro CA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 11 WGL-AM in Ft Wayne IN begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 11 WMT-AM in Cedar Rapids IA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 11 WOL-AM in Washington, D.C. begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 12 British steamer "Vestris" capsizes & sinks off Virginia, kills 110
  • Nov 13 Bradman scores 132* for NSW against MCC
  • Nov 17 Boston Garden officially opens
  • Nov 17 Notre Dame finally loses a football game at home after 23 years

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Nov 18 Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" released, first Mickey Mouse sound cartoon

Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney
  • Nov 20 Boston Gardens opens, Mont Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 1-0
  • Nov 20 WGH-AM in Newport News VA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 22 "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel first performed publicly (Paris)
  • Nov 26 Paul Claudel's "Lepdrehumily" premieres in Dresden
  • Nov 26 Philip Barry's "Holiday" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 30 Test Cricket debut of Don Bradman, who scored 18 & 1 vs England
  • Dec 1 CFL Grey Cup: Ham Tigers beats Regina 30-0 at Hamilton
  • Dec 1 Railroad museum opens in Utrecht Neth
  • Dec 2 Cardinals' 1B Jim Bottomley is voted NL MVP
  • Dec 4 Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn's musical "Whoopee" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 5 England defeats Australia by record 675 runs at Brisbane
  • Dec 5 MW Miklas elected president of Austria
  • Dec 11 Buenos Aires police thwart an attempt on President-elect Herbert Hoover
  • Dec 11 NL President John Heydler proposes designated hitter for pitchers
  • Dec 12 Nichols/Browne's "Wings over Europe" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 13 Clip-on tie designed
  • Dec 13 George Gershwin's "An American In Paris" premieres (NYC)
  • Dec 14 2nd Test Cricket Australia v England starts with Bradman 12th man
  • Dec 17 John McGraw backs NL Pres John Heydler's designated hitter idea
  • Dec 19 1st autogyro flight in US
  • Dec 20 1st international dogsled mail leaves Minot, Maine for Montreal, Quebec
  • Dec 20 Ethel Barrymore Theater opens at 243 W 47th St NYC
  • Dec 23 NBC sets up a permanent, coast-to-coast radio network
  • Dec 24 George Abbott Theater (Adelphi, 54 St) opens at 152 W 54th St NYC
  • Dec 25 Christmas Day attendance at cricket MCG (Vic v NSW) Australia is 14,887
  • Dec 25 NSW (v Vic) go from 8-74 to 9-113 to be 9-367 at stumps
  • Dec 26 Johnny Weissmuller announces his retirement from amateur swimming
  • Dec 26 World record 10th wicket stand 307 (Kippax / Hooker) NSW v Vic
  • Dec 28 Last recording of Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues," made

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Dec 28 Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of "West End blues"

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong