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    • October 28, 0306 Maxentius is proclaimed Roman Emperor.

    • October 28, 0312 "Battle of Milvian Bridge: Constantine I defeats Maxentius, becoming the sole Roman Emperor."

    • October 28, 0969 "Antioch falls to Byzantine forces after a long siege, ending 300 years of Arab rule in the Syrian city
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    • October 28, 1061 "Empress Agnes, acting as Regent for her son, brings about the election of Bishop Cadalus, the antipope Honorius II"

    • October 28, 1348 Third wave of the Great plague hits the Old World

    • October 28, 1516 Battle of Yaunis Khan: Turkish forces under the Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha defeat the Mameluks near Gaza.

    • October 28, 1520 "Pier Gerlofs Donia, the legendary Frisian warrior, folk hero and giant freedom fighter, dies aged 40 in Kimswerd, Frisia."

    • October 28, 1531 "Battle 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 28, 1538 "The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Toms de Aquino, is established."

    • October 28, 1628 "The Siege of La Rochelle, which had been ongoing for 14 months, ends with Huguenot surrender"

    • October 28, 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."

    • October 28, 1664 "The Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot, later to be known as the Royal Marines, is established."

    • October 28, 1683 Harvard College is founded in Massachusetts.

    • October 28, 1726 Gulliver's Travels is published.

    • October 28, 1776 Battle of White Plains; Washington retreats to NJ

    • October 28, 1790 "New York gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000"

    • October 28, 1834 "The 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 28, 1848 The first railroad in Spain - between Barcelona and Matar - is opened.

    • October 28, 1868 "Thomas Edison applied for his first patent, an electrical vote recorder."

    • October 28, 1886 "In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty."

    • October 28, 1886 "Statue of Liberty dedicated by Pres Grover Cleveland, it is celebrated by the 1st confetti (ticker tape) parade in NYC"

    • October 28, 1890 The German East Africa Co. cedes all its territorial rights to the German government

    • October 28, 1891 "Quake strikes Mino-Owari, Japan kills 7,300"

    • October 28, 1891 "The Mino-Owari Earthquake, the largest earthquake in Japan's history, strikes Gifu Prefecture."

    • October 28, 1893 "Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Pathtique, premiered in St. Petersburg, only nine days before the composer's death."

    • October 28, 1900 After over 5 months the Paris Olympic games close

    • October 28, 1904 St Louis police try a new investigation method-fingerprints

    • October 28, 1914 "Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, founded at Howard University, incorporates"

    • October 28, 1914 The single largest one-day percentage decline of the Dow Jones Industrial Average in the recorded history of the New York stock market.

    • October 28, 1916 First conscription referendum in Australia and among forces overseas Proposal to introduce conscription defeated

    • October 28, 1917 "Prv. Cecil John Kinross (49th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium"

    • October 28, 1918 Czechoslovakia gains independence as Austria-Hungary breaks up

    • October 28, 1918 New Polish government in Western Galicia (Central Europe) is established.

    • October 28, 1918 "The 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 28, 1918 World War I: Czechoslovakia is granted its independence from Austria-Hungary.

    • October 28, 1919 Congress overrides the presidential veto of the Volstead Prohibition Act.

    • October 28, 1919 "Volstead Act passed by Congress, start prohibition over Wilson's veto"

    • October 28, 1922 Benito Mussolini takes control and brings fascism to Italy.

    • October 28, 1922 March on Rome: Italian fascists led by Benito Mussolini march on Rome and take over the Italian government.

    • October 28, 1929 "The first child born in aircraft, Miami, Fl"

    • October 28, 1936 FDR rededicates Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary

    • October 28, 1938 "Polish ""Aktion."" Thousands of Polish Jews are rounded up and sent back to the Polish border town of Zbonzyn. Poland expels all its German Jewish residents."

    • October 28, 1939 "The first Polish ghetto is established in Piotrkow, Poland."

    • October 28, 1940 Greece successfully resists Italy's attack

    • October 28, 1941 "Holocaust 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 28, 1942 "Holocaust: 2,000 Jewish children and 6,000 Jewish adults from Cracow are deported by Germans to Belzec death camp."

    • October 28, 1942 Holocaust: SS directive orders all Jewish children's mittens and stockings to be sent from the death camps to the SS families.

    • October 28, 1942 "The Alaska Highway (Alcan Highway) is completed through Canada to Fairbanks, Alaska."

    • October 28, 1942 "Train crashes into bus, killing 16 & injuring 20 (Detroit Michigan)"

    • October 28, 1943 The alleged Philadelphia Experiment supposedly occurred.

    • October 28, 1946 German rocket engineers begin work in USSR

    • October 28, 1948 Flag of Israel is adopted

    • October 28, 1948 Swiss chemist Paul Mller is awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of the insecticidal properties of DDT.

    • October 28, 1949 "Eugenie Anderson, the first U.S. woman ambassador, is sworn in."

    • October 28, 1953 Bud Grant of Winnipeg Blue Bombers intercepts 5 passes (record)

    • October 28, 1954 The modern Kingdom of the Netherlands is re-founded as a federal monarchy.

    • October 28, 1958 Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli is elected Pope; he takes the name John XXIII.

    • October 28, 1961 Ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for NY Mets

    • October 28, 1962 "Khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba, ending crisis"

    • October 28, 1962 Y.A. Tittle of the New York Giants became the third quarterback in NFL history to throw seven touchdown passes in one game.

    • October 28, 1964 Vietnam War: U.S. officials deny any involvement in bombing North Vietnam.

    • October 28, 1965 French foreign minister Couve de Murville travels to Moscow.

    • October 28, 1965 "Gateway Arch (630' (190m) high) completed in St Louis, Missouri"

    • October 28, 1965 "In St. Louis, Missouri, the 630-foot-tall parabolic (catenarian) stainless steel Gateway Arch monument is completed."

    • October 28, 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 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 28, 1965 Pope Paul VI decrees that Jews are absolved of blame for the crucifixion of Christ.

    • October 28, 1966 Belgium's Gaston Roelants runs 12-4/5 miles in 1 hour

    • October 28, 1970 "The land speed record set by Gary Gabelich in a rocket-powered automobile called the Blue Flame, fueled with natural gas."

    • October 28, 1970 US/USSR sign an agreement to discuss joint space efforts

    • October 28, 1971 "Britain launches its first (and as of 2007, only) satellite, Prospero, into low Earth orbit atop a Black Arrow carrier rocket."

    • October 28, 1971 England becomes 6th nation to have a satellite (Prospero) in orbit

    • October 28, 1971 "John & Yoko record ""Happy Xmas (War is Over)"" in NYC"

    • October 28, 1972 The first Airbus A300 flies into the skies.

    • October 28, 1976 "John D. Ehrlichman, former domestic policy adviser of President Nixon and convicted Watergate felon, arrives at the Swift Trail Camp minimum-security facility in southeastern Arizona."

    • October 28, 1977 TV's Rhoda gets married

    • October 28, 1979 USS Kitty Hawk and her escort ships were directed to operate south of the Korean peninsula in response to the assassination of South Korean President Park on 26 October.

    • October 28, 1981 Edward M McIntrye elected 1st black mayor of Augusta Georgia

    • October 28, 1982 NASA launches RCA-E

    • October 28, 1982 "Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) wins elections, leading to first Socialist government in Spain after death of Franco. Felipe Gonzalez becomes Prime Minister-elect."

    • October 28, 1985 Sandinista 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 28, 1986 The centennial of the Statue of Liberty's dedication is re-celebrated in New York Harbor.

    • October 28, 1988 "Jurors award $147,000 to Tacoma parishioner seduced by her minister"

    • October 28, 1988 Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen gives $10 million to U Wash library

    • October 28, 1988 The French drug manufacturer Roussel Uclaf states that it will resume distribution of the so-called abortion drug RU-486.

    • October 28, 1989 Oakland A's sweep SF Giants in earthquake/BART series

    • October 28, 1998 An Air China (Mainland China) jetliner is hijacked by disgruntled pilot Yuan Bin and flown to Taiwan.

    • October 28, 2004 The Boeing 757 ends production.

    • October 28, 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."

    • October 28, 2006 "Funeral 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 28, 2006 Voting on a new constitution that would make Kosovo officially a part of Serbia begins; voter turnout on day one was low. (BBC)

    • October 28, 2009 12 people ? including six United Nations staff ? are killed after Taliban militants assault an international guesthouse in the Afghan capital Kabul.

    • October 28, 2009 "A blast in Meena Bazar, Peshawar, Pakistan, kills at least 95 people while 110 are injured."

    • October 28, 2009 "Ares I-X, the first test article for NASA's Ares I rocket, launches successfully from Launch Complex 39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a sub-orbital test flight."

    • October 28, 2009 Canadian folk singer Taylor Mitchell is mauled to death by coyotes at the age of 19.

    • October 28, 2009 "Chinese police rescue over 2,000 children in a six month campaign against human trafficking."

    • October 28, 2009 "Federal agents attached to the FBI fatally shoot the leader of a Sunni Muslim group wanted on firearm charges in Detroit, USA."

    • October 28, 2009 Hamas orders Palestinians in the Gaza Strip not to vote in a January election called by West Bank leader Mahmoud Abbas.

    • October 28, 2009 "In an appearance before the House of Lords Communications Select Committee, BBC Director-General Mark Thompson denies that the appearance of British National Party leader Nick Griffin on Question Time was a bid for ratings."

    • October 28, 2009 Ireland and the United Kingdom agree to ensure drivers disqualified from driving are disqualified in all their countries.

    • October 28, 2009 "Mongolia's parliament approves the resignation of Prime Minister Sanjaagiin Bayar, who stepped down due to ill health. He was replaced by the Foreign Minister Skhbaataryn Batbold."

    • October 28, 2009 "One of Germany's last Nazi war crimes trials begins, with Heinrich Boere charged with the killings of three civilians in the Netherlands."

    • October 28, 2009 The Lebanese army says it has found and deactivated four 107-mm rockets in the garden of a partly built house a day after a rocket fired from Houla hit the northern Israeli border town of Kiryat Shmona. This is the fifth time rocket attacks have been used to try to break the cease-fire.

    • October 28, 2009 The main opposition Democratic Party wins three out of five seats in by-elections in South Korea.

    • October 28, 2009 "The Matthew Shepard Act, providing legal protection against hate crimes to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people, is signed into law in the United States by President Barack Obama."

    • October 28, 2009 "The United Nations Torture Investigator, Manfred Nowak, is prevented last minute from entering Zimbabwe. ("

    • October 28, 2009 Voters in Mozambique go to the polls for the general election. (AFP via Google News)







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