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Thursday October 28, 2021

October 28: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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)

  • 312
    Battle of Milvian Bridge: Constantine I defeats Maxentius, becoming the sole Roman Emperor.
  • 1538
    The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, is established.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1940
    World War II: Greece rejects Italy’s ultimatum. Italy invades Greece through Albania, marking Greece’s entry into World War II.
  • 1965
    Construction on the St. Louis Arch is completed.
  • 1998
    An Air China jetliner is hijacked by disgruntled pilot Yuan Bin and flown to Taiwan.
  • 2009
    NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its later-cancelled Constellation program.

Who were born on October 28?

  • 1585
    Cornelius Jansen, Dutch bishop (d. 1638)
  • 1667
    Maria Anna of Neuburg, second wife of Charles II of Spain (d. 1740)
  • 1912
    Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (d. 2005)
  • 1932
    Suzy Parker, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1939
    Andy Bey, jazz singer and pianist
  • 1940
    Susan Harris, American television writer and producer
  • 1949
    Bruce Jenner, American athlete
  • 1967
    John Romero, American video game designer
  • 1971
    Roxana Briban, Romanian Soprano
  • 1972
    Terrell Davis, American football player

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