On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1924

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • French-Russian trade agreement signed

InventionScientific Discovery

Miner M.de Bruin discovers the infant fossil skull, "Taung child" in a lime quarry in Taung, South Africa. Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart identifies the fossil as a new hominin species, Australopithecus africanus.

Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart
Raymond Dart
  • White Sox beat NY Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfonso Montalva Montecino, composer
  • Antonio Creus, Spanish racecar driver (d. 1996)