October 28 Events

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October 28th, 2006 (October 28 2006)EventFuneral service for the peace of the executed at Bykivnia forest, outside of Kiev, Ukraine, with reburial of 817 Ukrainian civilians (out of some 100,000) executed by Bolsheviks at Bykivnia in 1930s - early 1940s.
October 28th, 2005 (October 28 2005)EventPlame affair: Lewis Libby, Vice-president Dick Cheney s chief of staff, is indicted in the Valerie Plame case. Libby resigns later that day.
October 28th, 1998 (October 28 1998)EventAn Air China (Mainland China) jetliner is hijacked by disgruntled pilot Yuan Bin and flown to Taiwan.
October 28th, 1986 (October 28 1986)EventThe centennial of the Statue of Liberty s dedication is re-celebrated in New York Harbor.
October 28th, 1985 (October 28 1985)EventMikhail Gorbachev becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party in the Soviet Union.
October 28th, 1985 (October 28 1985)EventSandinista Daniel Ortega becomes president of Nicaragua and makes peace overtures to the United States; American policy continues to support the Contras in their revolt against the Nicaraguan government.
October 28th, 1982 (October 28 1982)EventSpanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) wins elections, leading to first Socialist government in Spain after death of Franco. Felipe Gonzalez becomes Prime Minister-elect.
October 28th, 1971 (October 28 1971)EventBritain launches its first (and as of 2007, only) satellite, Prospero, into low Earth orbit atop a Black Arrow carrier rocket.
October 28th, 1970 (October 28 1970)EventThe land speed record set by Gary Gabelich in a rocket-powered automobile called the Blue Flame, fueled with natural gas.
October 28th, 1965 (October 28 1965)EventNostra 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 the alleged killing of Jesus, reversing Innocent III s declaration from 760 years ago. In short, Pope Paul VI announces that the ecumenical council has decided that Jews are not collectively responsible for the killing of Christ.
October 28th, 1964 (October 28 1964)EventVietnam War: U.S. officials deny any involvement in bombing North Vietnam.
October 28th, 1962 (October 28 1962)EventCuban Missile Crisis: Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that he had ordered the removal of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.Nikita Khrushchev Quotes
October 28th, 1954 (October 28 1954)EventThe modern Kingdom of the Netherlands is re-founded as a federal monarchy.
October 28th, 1948 (October 28 1948)EventSwiss chemist Paul Muller is awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of the insecticidal properties of DDT.
October 28th, 1942 (October 28 1942)EventThe Alaska Highway (Alcan Highway) is completed through Canada to Fairbanks, Alaska.
October 28th, 1942 (October 28 1942)EventHolocaust: 2,000 Jewish children and 6,000 Jewish adults from Krakow are deported by Germans to Belzec death camp.
October 28th, 1942 (October 28 1942)EventHolocaust: SS directive orders all Jewish children s mittens and stockings to be sent from the death camps to the SS families.
October 28th, 1941 (October 28 1941)EventHolocaust in Kaunas, Lithuania: German SS forces arrange the massacre of more than 9,000 Jews of the Kaunas ghetto. After the victims assembled on the Demokratu square at 6 am to be shot they are buried in gigantic ditches.
October 28th, 1940 (October 28 1940)EventWorld War II: Italy invades Greece through Albania. This was the selected anniversary of Greece s entry into World War II. It is celebrated in Greece as Okhi Day (???=No) Day.
October 28th, 1936 (October 28 1936)EventUS President Franklin D. Roosevelt rededicates the Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary.
October 28th, 1922 (October 28 1922)EventMarch on Rome: Italian fascists led by Benito Mussolini march on Rome and take over the Italian government.Benito Mussolini Quotes
October 28th, 1919 (October 28 1919)EventThe U.S. Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson s veto, paving the way for Prohibition to begin the following January.
October 28th, 1918 (October 28 1918)EventWorld War I: Czechoslovakia is granted its independence from Austria-Hungary. Beginning of independent Czechoslovak state, after 300 years.
October 28th, 1918 (October 28 1918)EventThe German fleet is immobilized when sailors mutiny en masse and disobey an order to leave port five times; 1,000 would ultimately be arrested.
October 28th, 1918 (October 28 1918)EventNew Polish government in Western Galicia (Central Europe) is established.
October 28th, 1893 (October 28 1893)EventTchaikovsky s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Pathetique, premiered in St. Petersburg, only nine days before the composer s death.
October 28th, 1891 (October 28 1891)EventThe Mino-Owari Earthquake, the largest earthquake in Japan s history, strikes Gifu Prefecture.
October 28th, 1886 (October 28 1886)EventIn New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.Grover Cleveland Quotes
October 28th, 1864 (October 28 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Second Battle of Fair Oaks endsUnion Army forces under General Ulysses S. Grant withdraw from Fair Oaks, Virginia, after failing to breach the Confederate defenses around Richmond, Virginia.Ulysses S. Grant Quotes
October 28th, 1848 (October 28 1848)EventThe first railroad in Spainbetween Barcelona and Matarois opened.
October 28th, 1834 (October 28 1834)EventThe Battle of Pinjarra occurs in the Swan River Colony in present-day Pinjarra, Western Australia. Between 14 and 40 Aborigines are killed by British colonists.
October 28th, 1776 (October 28 1776)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: Battle of White PlainsBritish Army forces arrive at White Plains, attack and capture Chatterton Hill from the Americans.
October 28th, 1775 (October 28 1775)EventAmerican Revolutionary War A British proclamation forbids residents from leaving Boston.
October 28th, 1664 (October 28 1664)EventThe Duke of York and Albany s Maritime Regiment of Foot, later to be known as the Royal Marines, is established.
October 28th, 1636 (October 28 1636)EventA 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.
October 28th, 1628 (October 28 1628)EventThe Siege of La Rochelle, which had been ongoing for 14 months, ends with Huguenot surrender
October 28th, 1538 (October 28 1538)EventThe first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomas de Aquino, is established.
October 28th, 1531 (October 28 1531)EventBattle 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.
October 28th, 1516 (October 28 1516)EventBattle of Yaunis Khan: Turkish forces under the Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha defeat the Mameluks near Gaza.
October 28th, 1061 (October 28 1061)EventEmpress Agnes, acting as Regent for her son, brings about the election of Bishop Cadalus, the antipope Honorius II
October 28th, 0312 (October 28 0312)EventBattle of Milvian Bridge: Constantine I defeats Maxentius, becoming the sole Roman Emperor.
October 28th, 0306 (October 28 0306)EventMaxentius is proclaimed Roman Emperor.

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