28th of October

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The October 28 is the 301st day of the Gregorian calendar (the 302nd in leap years ), thus remain 64 days by year end.

Historic anniversaries
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Politics and world events

  • 0306 : After Maxentius was not taken into account in the succession to the throne, he was proclaimed ruler ( princeps invictus ) of Rome by the Praetorians .
312 AD: Emperor Constantine
1492: Columbus' first voyage
1628: The siege of La Rochelle
1835: The declaration of independence in print
2007: Cristina with Néstor Kirchner in her election victory


1856: Opening of the first railway line in Portugal

science and technology

1636: Harvard College
1869: The Periodic Table of the Elements


1886: Statue of Liberty


Execution of Peter Stumps
  • 1589 : The presumably mentally ill Peter Stump is found guilty by the judiciary in Bedburg of having committed at least 16 murders, rape and incest in the form of a werewolf . Furthermore, he is accused of magic and living with a "devil". A few days later he is wheeled and beheaded to death. After Stump, werewolves in the Rhineland are still called Stüpp today.



  • 1707 : The Hōei earthquake causes more than 5,000 deaths in Japan .
  • 1746 : Around 18,000 people are killed in an 8.4 magnitude earthquake in the Lima area of Peru. The port city of Callao is practically wiped out by the subsequent tsunami.
  • 1891 : The Mino Owari earthquake hits Japan . It is the second largest in the country's history to date, causing 7,273 deaths, 17,175 injuries and around 140,000 houses destroyed. Its strength is estimated at 8.0.
  • 1995 : A fully occupied Baku Metro train catches fire in a tunnel. 289 people die, 269 get away with injuries. It is the worst underground disaster in the world to date.

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Catastrophe .


Entries of track and field world records can be found under the respective discipline under track and field .


Before the 18th century

18th century

19th century


Caroline Unger (* 1803)
Hugo Preuss (* 1860)


Gustav Sack (* 1885)

20th century


Evelyn Waugh (* 1903)



Bill Gates (born 1955)
Eros Ramazzotti (* 1963)
Julia Roberts (* 1967)



Before the 16th century

16th to 18th century

John Locke († 1704)
Anna Ivanovna († 1740)

19th century

20th century



21st century

Holidays and memorial days

The list of commemorative and action days contains further entries .

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