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Wednesday October 28, 2020

October 28: Day of the Week

October 28, 2020 is the 302nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 64 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Scorpio is the zodiac 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.

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October 28 Historical Event(s)

  • 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.
  • 1664
    The Duke of York and Albany’s Maritime Regiment of Foot, later to be known as the Royal Marines, is established.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: A British proclamation forbids residents from leaving Boston.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Battle of Fair Oaks & Darbytown Road (also known as the Second Battle of Fair Oaks) ends – Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant withdraw from Fair Oaks, Virginia, after failing to breach the Confederate defenses around Richmond, Virginia.
  • 1915
    Richard Strauss conducts the first performance of his tone poem Eine Alpensinfonie in Berlin.
  • 1922
    March on Rome: Italian fascists led by Benito Mussolini march on Rome and take over the Italian government.
  • 1929
    Black Monday, a day in the Wall Street Crash of 1929, which also saw major stock market upheaval.
  • 1948
    Swiss chemist Paul Müller is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the insecticidal properties of DDT.
  • 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.

Who were born on October 28?

  • 1667
    Maria Anna of Neuburg, second wife of Charles II of Spain (d. 1740)
  • 1875
    Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, American geographer and editor (d. 1966)
  • 1929
    John Hollander, American poet
  • 1942
    Kees Verkerk, Dutch speed skater
  • 1956
    Dave Wyndorf, American singer (Monster Magnet)
  • 1974
    Dejan Stefanović, Serbian footballer
  • 1978
    Marta Etura, Spanish actress
  • 1982
    Mai Kuraki, Japanese singer
  • 1983
    Jarrett Jack, American basketball player
  • 1985
    Troian Bellisario, American actress

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