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Monday October 28, 2019

October 28: Day of the Week

October 28, 2019 is the 301st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 64 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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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)

  • 1531
    Battle 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.
  • 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.
  • 1707
    The 1707 Hōei earthquake causes more than 5,000 deaths in Honshu, Shikoku and Kyūshū, Japan
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    A new Polish government in Western Galicia is established.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    289 people are killed and 265 injured in Baku Metro fire, the deadliest subway disaster.

Who were born on October 28?

  • 1466
    Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, Dutch theologian and Catholic priest (d. 1536)
  • 1818
    Ivan Turgenev, Russian writer (d. 1883)
  • 1881
    Vin Coutie, Australian footballer
  • 1922
    Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwe politician (d. 2003)
  • 1929
    Marcel Bozzuffi, French actor (d. 1988)
  • 1936
    Charlie Daniels, American musician
  • 1960
    Landon Curt Noll, American computer scientist
  • 1962
    Daphne Zuniga, American actress
  • 1963
    Lauren Holly, American actress
  • 1982
    Anthony Lerew, American baseball player

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