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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.

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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)

  • 97
    Emperor Nerva is forced by the Praetorian Guard, to adopt general Marcus Ulpius Trajanus as his heir and successor.
  • 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.
  • 1886
    In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    World War I: Czechoslovakia is granted independence from Austria-Hungary marking the beginning of an independent Czechoslovak state, after 300 years.
  • 1922
    March on Rome: Italian fascists led by Benito Mussolini march on Rome and take over the Italian government.
  • 1962
    Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that he had ordered the removal of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.
  • 2005
    Plame affair: Lewis Libby, Vice-president Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, is indicted in the Valerie Plame case. Libby resigns later that day.

Who were born on October 28?

  • 1891
    Ormer Locklear, American movie stunt pilot (d. 1920)
  • 1897
    Edith Head, American costume designer (d. 1981)
  • 1901
    Eileen Shanahan, Irish poet (d. 1979)
  • 1921
    Azumafuji Kin'ichi, Japanese sumo wrestler (the 40th Yokozuna) (d. 1973)
  • 1922
    Gershon Kingsley, German composer
  • 1941
    John Hallam, Irish actor (d. 2006)
  • 1945
    Elton Dean, English musician (Soft Machine) (d. 2006)
  • 1960
    Mark Derwin, American actor
  • 1962
    Erik Thorstvedt, Norwegian footballer
  • 1974
    Joaquin Phoenix, American actor

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