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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)

  • 97
    Emperor Nerva is forced by the Praetorian Guard, to adopt general Marcus Ulpius Trajanus as his heir and successor.
  • 312
    Battle of Milvian Bridge: Constantine I defeats Maxentius, becoming the sole Roman Emperor.
  • 1664
    The Duke of York and Albany’s Maritime Regiment of Foot, later to be known as the Royal Marines, is established.
  • 1848
    The first railroad in Spain – between Barcelona and Mataró – is opened.
  • 1891
    The Mino-Owari earthquake, the largest inland earthquake in Japan’s history, strikes Gifu Prefecture.
  • 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.
  • 1940
    World War II: Greece rejects Italy’s ultimatum. Italy invades Greece through Albania, marking Greece’s entry into World War II.
  • 1942
    The Alaska Highway (Alcan Highway) is completed through Canada to Fairbanks, Alaska.
  • 1962
    Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that he had ordered the removal of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.
  • 1998
    An Air China jetliner is hijacked by disgruntled pilot Yuan Bin and flown to Taiwan.

Who were born on October 28?

  • 1793
    Eliphalet Remington, American firearms manufacturer (d. 1861)
  • 1879
    Channing H. Cox, American politician (d. 1968)
  • 1942
    Kees Verkerk, Dutch speed skater
  • 1946
    John Hewson, Australian politician
  • 1955
    Bill Gates, American software executive
  • 1955
    Indra Nooyi, Indian born American Corporate Leader, PepsiCo CEO
  • 1963
    Eros Ramazzotti, Italian singer
  • 1967
    Monica Chan, Hong Kong actress and beauty pageant winner
  • 1973
    Hassan Assad, American professional wrestler
  • 1984
    Obafemi Martins, Nigerian footballer

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