On This Day

On This Day in History for October 28 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1978 Don Ritchie runs world record 100k (6:10:20)
  • 1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981 Edward M McIntrye elected 1st black mayor of Augusta Georgia
  • 1982 NASA launches RCA-E
  • 1982 Spain's socialists win/communists lose elections
  • 1985 Ravi Ratnayeke takes 8-83 for Sri Lanka v Pakistan
  • 1986 Stanley E. Hubbard's KOB sells the company's Albuquerque, New Mexico radio stations, KOB-AM and KOB-FM, the stations change their call signs to KKOB

USAStatue of Liberty

1986 The centennial of the Statue of Liberty's dedication is celebrated in New York Harbor

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The Statue of Liberty, New York
The Statue of Liberty, New York
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  • 1988 Jurors award $147,000 to Tacoma parishioner seduced by her minister

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1988 Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen gives $10 million to University of Washington library

Co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen
Co-founder of Microsoft
Paul Allen
  • 1992 Lee Jang Rim predicts that today would be the end of the world!
  • 1993 Cleveland Metroparks lease Brookside Park from Cleveland for 99-years
  • 1993 Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters resigns
  • 1994 Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth for 3rd time
  • 1998 An Air China (Mainland China) jetliner is hijacked by disgruntled pilot Yuan Bin and flown to Taiwan.
  • 2005 Plame affair: Lewis Libby, Vice-president Dick Cheney's chief of staff, is indicted in the Valerie Plame case. Libby resigns later that day.

  • 2006 Funeral service for the peace of the executed at Bykivnia forest, outside of Kiev, Ukraine, with reburial of 817 Ukrainian civilians (out of some 100,000) executed by Bolsheviks at Bykivnia in 1930s - early 1940s.
  • 2008 In the UK, 500,000 mortgage holders are left in negative equity after house prices drop 15% since the previous summer
  • 2009 The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.
  • 2009 NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its later-cancelled Constellation program.
  • 2012 Syrian ceasefire collapses and 128 people are killed in ongoing civil war violence
  • 2012 15 people are killed and 33 injured by a series of Baghdad car bombings
  • 2015 World Heath Organization ranks Tuberculosis alongside HIV as world's deadliest infectious diseases, killing 1.2 million (2014)
  • 2015 Research indicating Plague dates back to the Bronze age in skeletons 5,783 years old, published by University of Copenhagen team in "Cell"
  • 2017 Twin car bomb attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia, kill at least 27, Islamist militant group al-Shabab claim responsibility

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2017 Spain's central government imposes direct rule on Catalonia, dismisses its government and calls for new elections in December

President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont
President of Catalonia
Carles Puigdemont
  • 2018 Michael D. Higgins is re-elected Irish president
  • 2018 Political crisis in Sri Lanka after President Sirisena sacks Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe and the cabinet, suspends parliament for two weeks with one man killed in protests
  • 2019 EU agrees to another Brexit extension to January 31 2020
  • 2019 Landslide after heavy rains in Bafoussam, Cameroon, buries at least 42 people

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2020 French President Emmanuel Macron announces France will enter a new 4-week lockdown October 30 in televised address

President of France Emmanuel Macron
President of France
Emmanuel Macron
  • 2020 New coral reef 500m (1,640ft) high, taller than the Empire State Building, discovered north of Australia's Great Barrier Reef
  • 2020 15th-century medieval manuscript "The Book of Lismore", returns to Ireland after donated by Chatsworth Settlement to University College Cork
  • 2020 Global COVID-19 cases record one-day increase of more than 500,000 for the first time, rising 25% in under two weeks according to Reuters
  • 2020 Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in the US near Cocodrie, Louisiana, as category 2 storm
  • 2020 Typhoon Molave strikes Vietnam triggering heavy rain and landslides, leaving more than 60 people dead
  • 2020 Tanzania reelects President John Magufuli, with opposition parties calling the vote fraudulent

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