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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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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)

  • 1516
    Battle of Yaunis Khan: Turkish forces under the Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha defeat the Mameluks near Gaza.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: A British proclamation forbids residents from leaving Boston.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of White Plains – British Army forces arrive at White Plains, attack and capture Chatterton Hill from the Americans.
  • 1886
    In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1929
    Black Monday, a day in the Wall Street Crash of 1929, which also saw major stock market upheaval.
  • 1962
    Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that he had ordered the removal of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.
  • 1965
    Construction on the St. Louis Arch is completed.

Who were born on October 28?

  • 1877
    Joe Adams, American baseball player (d. 1952)
  • 1913
    Douglas Seale, English actor (d. 1999)
  • 1929
    John Hollander, American poet
  • 1930
    Bernie Ecclestone, English motorsports figure
  • 1932
    Spyros Kyprianou, Cyprian politician (d. 2002)
  • 1932
    Suzy Parker, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1949
    Tracy Reed, American actress
  • 1979
    Martin Škoula, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1980
    Christy Hemme, American professional wrestler
  • 1986
    Anthony Griffith, English footballer

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