October 28: Day of the Week
October 28, 2018 was the 301st day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 64 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 306Maxentius is proclaimed Roman Emperor.
- 1516Battle of Yaunis Khan: Turkish forces under the Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha defeat the Mameluks near Gaza.
- 1531Battle 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.
- 1538The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, is established.
- 1664The Duke of York and Albany’s Maritime Regiment of Foot, later to be known as the Royal Marines, is established.
- 1834The 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.
- 1918World War I: Czechoslovakia is granted independence from Austria-Hungary marking the beginning of an independent Czechoslovak state, after 300 years.
- 1940World War II: Greece rejects Italy’s ultimatum. Italy invades Greece through Albania, marking Greece’s entry into World War II.
- 2005Plame affair: Lewis Libby, Vice-president Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, is indicted in the Valerie Plame case. Libby resigns later that day.
- 2009The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.
Who were born on October 28?
- 1466Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, Dutch theologian and Catholic priest (d. 1536)
- 1793Eliphalet Remington, American firearms manufacturer (d. 1861)
- 1818Ivan Turgenev, Russian writer (d. 1883)
- 1884William Douglas Cook, New Zealander horticulturalist (d. 1967)
- 1922Gershon Kingsley, German composer
- 1926Bowie Kuhn, American baseball executive (d. 2007)
- 1968Caitlin Cary, alt-country singer & violin player, former member of Whiskeytown
- 1970Greg Eagles, American voice actor
- 1985Troian Bellisario, American actress
- 1992Lexi Ainsworth, American actress
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