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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)

  • 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.
  • 1886
    In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.
  • 1918
    World War I: Czechoslovakia is granted independence from Austria-Hungary marking the beginning of an independent Czechoslovak state, after 300 years.
  • 1929
    Black Monday, a day in the Wall Street Crash of 1929, which also saw major stock market upheaval.
  • 1942
    The Alaska Highway (Alcan Highway) is completed through Canada to Fairbanks, Alaska.
  • 1964
    Vietnam War: U.S. officials deny any involvement in bombing North Vietnam.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    Britain launches the satellite Prospero into low Earth orbit atop a Black Arrow carrier rocket, the only British satellite to date launched by a British rocket.

Who were born on October 28?

  • 1691
    Peder Tordenskjold, Norwegian naval hero (d. 1720)
  • 1793
    Eliphalet Remington, American firearms manufacturer (d. 1861)
  • 1922
    Butch van Breda Kolff, American basketball coach (d. 2007)
  • 1924
    Antonio Creus, Spanish racecar driver (d. 1996)
  • 1936
    Carl Davis, American-born British conductor and composer
  • 1949
    Bruce Jenner, American athlete
  • 1953
    Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman and hockey executive
  • 1955
    Indra Nooyi, Indian born American Corporate Leader, PepsiCo CEO
  • 1957
    Zach Wamp, American politician
  • 1979
    Martin Škoula, Czech ice hockey player

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