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Wednesday October 28, 2020

October 28: Day of the Week

October 28, 2020 was the 302nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 64 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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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)

  • 306
    Maxentius is proclaimed Roman Emperor.
  • 1516
    Battle of Yaunis Khan: Turkish forces under the Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha defeat the Mameluks near Gaza.
  • 1538
    The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, is established.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of White Plains – British Army forces arrive at White Plains, attack and capture Chatterton Hill from the Americans.
  • 1835
    The United Tribes of New Zealand is established with the signature of the Declaration of Independence.
  • 1891
    The Mino-Owari earthquake, the largest inland earthquake in Japan’s history, strikes Gifu Prefecture.
  • 1942
    The Alaska Highway (Alcan Highway) is completed through Canada to Fairbanks, Alaska.
  • 1965
    Nostra Aetate, the “Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions” of the Second Vatican Council, is promulgated by Pope Paul VI; it absolves the Jews of responsibility for the death of Jesus, reversing Innocent III’s 760 year-old declaration.
  • 2007
    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner becomes the first woman elected President of Argentina.
  • 2009
    The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.

Who were born on October 28?

  • 1879
    Channing H. Cox, American politician (d. 1968)
  • 1932
    Suzy Parker, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1938
    Dave Budd, American basketball player
  • 1949
    Bruce Jenner, American athlete
  • 1959
    Randy Wittman, American basketball player
  • 1971
    Leonidas Sabanis, Greek weightlifter
  • 1971
    Roxana Briban, Romanian Soprano
  • 1972
    Terrell Davis, American football player
  • 1974
    Joaquin Phoenix, American actor
  • 1980
    Christy Hemme, American professional wrestler

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