About October 28

October 28, 2021 is the 301st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 64 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Scorpio is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 96 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 28

  • 97
    Emperor Nerva is forced by the Praetorian Guard, to adopt general Marcus Ulpius Trajanus as his heir and successor.
  • 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.
  • 1628
    The Siege of La Rochelle, which had lasted for 14 months, ends with the surrender of the Huguenots.
  • 1636
    A vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony establishes the first college in what would become the United States, today known as Harvard University.
  • 1707
    The 1707 Hōei earthquake causes more than 5,000 deaths in Honshu, Shikoku and Kyūshū, Japan
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of White Plains – British Army forces arrive at White Plains, attack and capture Chatterton Hill from the Americans.
  • 1834
    The Battle of Pinjarra is fought in the Swan River Colony in present-day Pinjarra, Western Australia. Between 14 and 40 Aborigines are killed by British colonists.
  • 1835
    The United Tribes of New Zealand is established with the signature of the Declaration of Independence.
  • 1848
    The first railroad in Spain – between Barcelona and Mataró – is opened.
  • 1893
    Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Pathétique, receives its première performance in St. Petersburg, only nine days before the composer’s death.
  • 1915
    Richard Strauss conducts the first performance of his tone poem Eine Alpensinfonie in Berlin.
  • 1918
    A new Polish government in Western Galicia is established.
  • 1918
    World War I: Czechoslovakia is granted independence from Austria-Hungary marking the beginning of an independent Czechoslovak state, after 300 years.
  • 1919
    The U.S. Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson’s veto, paving the way for Prohibition to begin the following January.
  • 1922
    March on Rome: Italian fascists led by Benito Mussolini march on Rome and take over the Italian government.
  • 1965
    Construction on the St. Louis Arch is completed.
  • 1971
    Britain launches the satellite Prospero into low Earth orbit atop a Black Arrow carrier rocket, the only British satellite to date launched by a British rocket.
  • 1998
    An Air China jetliner is hijacked by disgruntled pilot Yuan Bin and flown to Taiwan.
  • 2006
    The funeral service takes place for those executed at Bykivnia forest, outside Kiev, Ukraine. 817 Ukrainian civilians (out of some 100,000) executed by Bolsheviks at Bykivnia in 1930s – early 1940s are reburied.
  • 2009
    NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its later-cancelled Constellation program.

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