Events in History on October 28

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306 Maxentius proclaimed Emperor of Rome

Roman Emperor Maxentius
Roman Emperor
Maxentius

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312 Emperor Constantine the Great beats rival Maxentius">Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge

Roman Emperor Constantine the Great
Roman Emperor
Constantine the Great
Roman Emperor Maxentius
Roman Emperor
Maxentius
  • 969 Byzantine troops occupy Antioch (in modern Syria)
  • 1061 Emperor disposes of bishop Cadalus & Pope Honorius II
  • 1422 Charles V's son succeeds him as king Charles VII of France
  • 1467 Battle at Brustem: Charles the Stoute beats the Luikenaars

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1492 Christopher Columbus sights Cuba and claims it for Spain under the name "Juana"

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1516 Battle of Yaunis Khan: Turkish forces under the Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha defeat the Mameluks near Gaza
  • 1531 Battle of Amba Sel: Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi again defeats the army of Lebna Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia. The southern part of Ethiopia falls under Imam Ahmad's control.
  • 1538 The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, is established on Hispaniola
  • 1574 Prince Willem of Orange installs university
  • 1595 Battle at Giurgevo: Zsigmond Bathory of Transylvania beats Turks

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1612 Robert Dowland appointed court luitist of King James I

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • 1628 Hugenot bulwark La Rochelle surrenders to Cardinal Richelieu
  • 1636 Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts founded
  • 1646 First Protestant church assembly for American Indians established in Massachusetts
  • 1664 The Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot, later to be known as the Royal Marines, is established.

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1726 "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift is published by Benjamin Motte in London

Author, Poet and Satirist Jonathan Swift
Author, Poet and Satirist
Jonathan Swift
  • 1740 Ivan VI becomes Tsar of Russia [OS=Oct 17]
  • 1746 Peruvian cities of Lima and Callao demolished by earthquake, 18,000 die

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1776 Battle of White Plains: George Washington retreats to New Jersey

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1790 New York gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000

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1793 Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin

Inventor of the Cotton Gin Eli Whitney
Inventor of the Cotton Gin
Eli Whitney
  • 1834 The Battle of Pinjarra occurs in the Swan River Colony in present-day Pinjarra, Western Australia. Between 14 and 40 Aborigines are killed by British colonists.
  • 1846 Pioneers suffer blizzard in Sierra Nevada; 42 die
  • 1848 The first railroad in Spain - between Barcelona and Mataró - is opened.
  • 1858 R. H. Macy & Co opens 1st store, (6th Ave-NYC) Gross receipts $11.06
  • 1863 Battle at Wauhatchie, Georgia: 865 killed or injured
  • 1864 Second Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri
  • 1864 Second Battle at Fair Oaks, Virginia, ends with 1554 casualties
  • 1864 Battle of Wauhatchie, TN
  • 1867 Maimonides College in Pennsylvania is first Jewish college in the US
  • 1882 Athletics reveal $22,000 profit in their 1st season in the American Association

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1886 Statue of Liberty dedicated by US President Grover Cleveland, celebrated by first confetti (ticker tape) parade in New York City

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • 1891 Quake strikes Mino-Owari, Japan kills 7,300

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1894 German Emperor Wilhelm II fires chancellor Leo von Caprivi & Premier Botho zu Eulenburg

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1904 St Louis police try a new investigation method - fingerprints
  • 1906 Belgian-British "Union Minière du Haut Katanga" mining company created in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • 1908 The English Newspaper the Daily Telegraph prints an interview with Germany's Emperor Wilhelm II, who characterises himself as personally friendly to Britain but suggests the German people people are hostile, causing uproar in both countries
  • 1911 Bill Dobbie of Calgary Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game
  • 1913 "Krazy Kat" comic strip by George Herriman debuts in NY Journal
  • 1914 German battle cruiser Goeben enters Black Sea
  • 1914 Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, founded at Howard University, incorporates
  • 1915 Richard Strauss' Alpensymfonie, premieres in Berlin
  • 1916 Australian government holds a national referendum seeking support for the proposal of compulsory conscription; it is rejected
  • 1918 Czechoslovakia gains independence as Austria-Hungary breaks up

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1919 Volstead Act passed by US Congress, establishing prohibition, despite President Woodrow Wilson's veto

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1921 First American gubernatorial recall election is held in South Dakota. Governor Lynn Frazier loses to Ragnvald A. Nestos.
  • 1922 First US coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game

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1922 Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy's government

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1924 French-Russian trade agreement signed

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1924 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
Paleoanthropologist
Raymond Dart
  • 1927 Josip Broz (Tito) begins 7 months jail sentence in Croatia
  • 1927 KLM-plane "Homing Pigeon" leaves Neth-Indies after 1st regular flight
  • 1928 Indonesian child laws enforced in Bahasa Indonesia
  • 1929 Dow Jones plummets 38.33 pts (13%) to 260.64
  • 1935 Sidney Kingsley's "Dead End" premieres in NYC

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1936 FDR rededicates Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1938 Farewell parade of International Brigade (Barcelona)
  • 1939 Anti-German demonstrations/strikes in Czechoslovakia
  • 1939 Spitfire shoots German Heinkel-111 down above Scotland
  • 1940 Greece successfully resists Italy's attack

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1940 Meeting between Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in Florence

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1942 6th day battle at El Alamein: British offensive under Montgomery
  • 1942 Train crashes into bus, killing 16 & injuring 20 (Detroit Michigan)
  • 1943 German submarine U-220 sunk by US aircraft in the Atlantic
  • 1944 Russia & Bulgaria sign weapons pact
  • 1946 German rocket engineers begin work in USSR
  • 1948 Flag of Israel is adopted
  • 1949 Georges Bidault elected president of France
  • 1951 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1953 Bud Grant of Winnipeg Blue Bombers intercepts 5 passes (record)
  • 1954 N Richard Nash' "Rainmaker" premieres in NYC

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1954 Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded to Ernest Hemingway

  • 1955 Egypt and Saudi Arabia sign defense treaty
  • 1956 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Luctuosissimi eventus

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1958 Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, elected Pope, taking name John XXIII

  • 1958 Pete Runnels wins Comeback Player of Year (avg went from .230 to .322)
  • 1959 Jean Genet's "Les Negres" premieres in Paris
  • 1962 Radio Moscow reports nuclear missiles in Cuba deactivated
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1962 Cuban missile crisis: US President JFK receives letter from Soviet Leaderr Khrushchev suggesting agreement

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1965 Gateway Arch (630' (190m) high) completed in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1965 Pope Paul VI proclaims Jews not collectively guilty for crucifixion
  • 1966 Belgium's Gaston Roelants runs 12-4/5 miles in 1 hour
  • 1970 US/USSR sign an agreement to discuss joint space efforts
  • 1971 Great Britain becomes 6th nation to have a satellite (Prospero) in orbit
  • 1974 Luna 23 launched (landing on Moon)
  • 1974 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1975 Cleveland Metroparks assume operating responsibilities for Zoo
  • 1975 Venezuela and foreign oil companies agree on nationalization as of January 1, 1976
  • 1976 Train collision at Goes Neth, 7 die
  • 1978 Don Ritchie runs world record 100k (6:10:20)
  • 1979 Dick Howser (best Yank mngr win-lost pct .636) replaces Billy Martin
  • 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
  • 1984 14th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:29:30
  • 1985 Ravi Ratnayeke takes 8-83 for Sri Lanka v Pakistan
  • 1986 KOB-AM in Albuquerque NM changes call letters to KKOB
  • 1986 KOB-TV in Albuquerque NM's final transmission
  • 1986 The centennial of the Statue of Liberty's dedication is celebrated in New York Harbor.
  • 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"