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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1061Empress Agnes, acting as Regent for her son, brings about the election of Bishop Cadalus, the Antipope Honorius II.
- 1538The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, is established.
- 1636A 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.
- 1915Richard Strauss conducts the first performance of his tone poem Eine Alpensinfonie in Berlin.
- 1928Declaration of the Youth Pledge in Indonesia, the first time Indonesia Raya, now the national anthem, was sung.
- 1940World War II: Greece rejects Italy’s ultimatum. Italy invades Greece through Albania, marking Greece’s entry into World War II.
- 1962Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that he had ordered the removal of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.
- 1995289 people are killed and 265 injured in Baku Metro fire, the deadliest subway disaster.
- 1998An Air China jetliner is hijacked by disgruntled pilot Yuan Bin and flown to Taiwan.
- 2006The funeral service takes place for those executed at Bykivnia forest, outside Kiev, Ukraine. 817 Ukrainian civilians (out of some 100,000) executed by Bolsheviks at Bykivnia in 1930s – early 1940s are reburied.
Who were born on October 28?
- 1691Peder Tordenskjold, Norwegian naval hero (d. 1720)
- 1697Canaletto, Italian artist (d. 1768)
- 1914Jonas Salk, American biologist and physician (d. 1995)
- 1955Bill Gates, American software executive
- 1963Sheryl Underwood, American comedian
- 1966Andy Richter, American comedian and actor
- 1968Caitlin Cary, alt-country singer & violin player, former member of Whiskeytown
- 1973Hassan Assad, American professional wrestler
- 1974Vicente Moreno, Spanish footballer
- 1992Lexi Ainsworth, American actress
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