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Events in History in October 1928

  • Oct 1 USSR launches its first 5-year plan
  • Oct 2 "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", known as Opus Dei, founded by Saint JosemarĂ­a Escrivá
  • Oct 3 French submarine "Ondine" sinks returning to Toulon, drowning 42
  • Oct 4 KPD begins petition against Germany building a battle fleet

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Oct 6 Josip Broz (Tito) sentenced to 5 years in jail

President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary Josip Broz Tito
President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary
Josip Broz Tito
  • Oct 7 Race Tafari Makonnen crowned king of Abyssinia
  • Oct 9 Marcel Pagnol's "Topaz" premieres in Paris

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Oct 10 Chiang Kai-shek becomes Director of the State Council of China

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Oct 12 1st use of iron lung (Boston's Children Hospital)
The Hindenburg bursts into flames as it approaches its mooring mast. Thirty-six people died.
The Hindenburg bursts into flames as it approaches its mooring mast. Thirty-six people died.
  • Oct 16 Mickey Cochrane wins AL MVP honors, edging Heinie Manush by 2 points

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Oct 20 Wien Alaska Airways, Inc. incorporated; the first airline in Alaska and one of the 1st in the US with Noel Wien as president

Aviation Pioneer Noel Wien
Aviation Pioneer
Noel Wien
  • 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.
  • Oct 28 Indonesian child laws enforced in Bahasa Indonesia
  • Oct 28 Indian freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai injured leading silent protest against visiting British commission in Lahore (dies of injuries 17th November)