October 28: Day of the Week
October 28, 2021 is the 301st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 64 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 312Battle of Milvian Bridge: Constantine I defeats Maxentius, becoming the sole Roman Emperor.
- 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.
- 1893Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Pathétique, receives its première performance in St. Petersburg, only nine days before the composer’s death.
- 1919The U.S. Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson’s veto, paving the way for Prohibition to begin the following January.
- 1922March on Rome: Italian fascists led by Benito Mussolini march on Rome and take over the Italian government.
- 1940World War II: Greece rejects Italy’s ultimatum. Italy invades Greece through Albania, marking Greece’s entry into World War II.
- 1965Construction on the St. Louis Arch is completed.
- 1998An Air China jetliner is hijacked by disgruntled pilot Yuan Bin and flown to Taiwan.
- 2009NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its later-cancelled Constellation program.
Who were born on October 28?
- 1585Cornelius Jansen, Dutch bishop (d. 1638)
- 1667Maria Anna of Neuburg, second wife of Charles II of Spain (d. 1740)
- 1912Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (d. 2005)
- 1932Suzy Parker, American actress (d. 2003)
- 1939Andy Bey, jazz singer and pianist
- 1940Susan Harris, American television writer and producer
- 1949Bruce Jenner, American athlete
- 1967John Romero, American video game designer
- 1971Roxana Briban, Romanian Soprano
- 1972Terrell Davis, American football player
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