October 28: Day of the Week
October 28, 2019 is the 301st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 64 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 97Emperor Nerva is forced by the Praetorian Guard, to adopt general Marcus Ulpius Trajanus as his heir and successor.
- 1516Battle of Yaunis Khan: Turkish forces under the Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha defeat the Mameluks near Gaza.
- 1775American Revolutionary War: A British proclamation forbids residents from leaving Boston.
- 1776American Revolutionary War: Battle of White Plains – British Army forces arrive at White Plains, attack and capture Chatterton Hill from the Americans.
- 1886In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.
- 1893Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Pathétique, receives its première performance in St. Petersburg, only nine days before the composer’s death.
- 1928Declaration of the Youth Pledge in Indonesia, the first time Indonesia Raya, now the national anthem, was sung.
- 1971Britain 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.
- 1982The Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party wins elections, leading to the first Socialist government in Spain after death of Franco. Felipe Gonzalez becomes Prime Minister-elect.
- 2007Cristina Fernández de Kirchner becomes the first woman elected President of Argentina.
Who were born on October 28?
- 1846Georges Auguste Escoffier, French chef (d. 1935)
- 1864Adolfo Camarillo, American-born Mexican land owner and rancher (d. 1958)
- 1875Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, American geographer and editor (d. 1966)
- 1917Jack Soo, American actor (d. 1979)
- 1927Cleo Laine, British singer
- 1953Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman and hockey executive
- 1955Bill Gates, American software executive
- 1973Aleksandar Stanojević, Serbian football manager and former player
- 1977Lauren Woodland, American actress
- 1981Milan Baroš, Czech footballer
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