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Events and People Who Made History on October 28

4th Century

306 - Mark Aurelius Valerius Maxentius proclaimed emperor of Rome
312 - Emperor Constantine the Great beats rivaal Maxentius

10th Century

969 - Byzantines troops occupy Antioch Syria

11th Century

1061 - Emperor disposes of bishop Cadalus and Pope Honorius II

15th Century

1422 - Charles V's son succeeds him as king Charles VII of France
1467 - Battle at Brustem: Charles the Stoute beats the Luikenaars

16th Century

1574 - Prince Willem van Orange installs university
1595 - Battle at Giurgevo: Zsigmond Bathory of Transylvania beats Turks

17th Century

1610 - Thomas West baron De La Mar appointed as 1st Governor of Virginia colony
1612 - Robert Dowland appointed court luitist of King James I
1628 - Hugenot bulwark La Rochelle surrenders to Cardinal Richelieu
1636 - Harvard University (Cambridge Mass) founded
1646 - 1st Protestant church assembly for indians (Massachusetts)

18th Century

1740 - Ivan VI becomes czar of Russia
1746 - Peruvian cities of Lima and Callao demolished by earthquake, 18,000 die
1776 - Battle of White Plains; Washington retreats to NJ
1790 - New York gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000
1793 - Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin

19th Century

1846 - Pioneers suffer blizzard in Sierra Nevada; 42 die
1858 - Macy's Department store opens in New York City
1863 - Battle at Wauhatchie Georgia: 865 killed or injured
1864 - Battle at Fair Oaks, Virginia, ends after 1554 casualties
1864 - Battle of Wauhatchie, TN
1867 - Maimonides College in Penns is 1st Jewish college in the US
1882 - Athletics reveal $22,000 profit in their 1st season in the American Association
1886 - Statue of Liberty dedicated by President Grover Cleveland
1890 - Last NL-AA World Series game Brooklyn ties Louisville 3 games and 1 tie
1891 - Quake strikes Mino-Owari, Japan kills 7,300
1893 - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducted 1st performance of "Symphony Number Six in B minor, "Pathetique"
1894 - German emperor Wilhelm II fires chancellor Leo von Caprivi and premier Botho zu Eulenburg

20th Century

1900 - After over 5 months 2nd Olympic games in Paris France, close
1904 - St. Louis police try a new investigation method-fingerprints
1906 - Belgian-British "Union Minstry of Haut-Katanga" begins
1911 - Bill Dobbie of Calgary Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game
1914 - German battle cruiser Goeben enters Black Sea
1914 - Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, founded at Howard University, incorporates
1915 - Richard Strauss' Alpensymfonie, premieres in Berlin
1918 - Czechoslovakia gains independence as Austria-Hungary breaks up
1919 - Volstead Act passed by Congress, start prohibition over Wilson's veto
1921 - Amsterdam's Tuschinski movie theater opens
1922 - 1st coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game
1922 - Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy's government
1924 - French-Russian trade agreement signed
1924 - White Sox beat New York Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend
1927 - Josip Broz (Tito) begins 7 months jail sentence in Croatia
1927 - KLM-plane "Homing Pigeon" leaves Netherlands-Indies after 1st regular flight
1928 - Bradman scores 131 NSW vs. Queensland, 212 minutes, 14 fours
1928 - Indonesian child laws enfoced in Bahasa Indonesia
1929 - Dow Jones plummets 38.33 pts (13%) to 260.64
1934 - Brooklyn and Pittsburgh play a penalty free NFL game
1935 - Sidney Kingsley's "Dead End," premieres in New York City
1936 - Franklin D. Roosevelt rededicates Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary
1938 - Farewell parade of International Brigade (Barcelona)
1939 - Anti-German demonstrations/strikes in Czechoslovakia
1939 - Spitfire shoots German Heinkel-111 down above Scotland
1940 - Greece successfully resists Italy's attack
1940 - Meeting between Hitler and Mussolini in Florence
1942 - 6th day battle at El Alamein: British offensive under Montgomery
1942 - Train crashes into bus, killing 16 and injuring 20 (Detroit Michigan)
1943 - U-220 sinks
1944 - Russia and Bulgaria sign weapon pact
1946 - German rocket engineers begin work in U.S.S.R.
1948 - Flag of Israel is adopted
1949 - Eugenie Anderson is 1st woman U.S. ambassador
1949 - Georges Bidault elected president of France
1951 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1952 - Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Women's Texas Golf Open
1953 - Bud Grant of Winnipeg Blue Bombers intercepts 5 passes (record)
1953 - Red Barber, resigns as Dodger sportscaster to join Yankees
1954 - Ernest Hemingway wins Nobel prize for literature
1954 - Major league owners vote down sale of A's to a Philadelphia syndicate
1954 - N Richard Nash' "Rainmaker," premieres in New York City
1954 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Ernest Hemingway
1955 - Egypt and Saudi-Arabia sign defense treaty
1956 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Luctuosissimi eventus
1957 - WMVS TV channel 10 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (PBS) begins broadcasting
1958 - Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, elected Pope, taking name John XXIII
1958 - Pete Runnels wins Comeback Player of Year (avg went from .230 to .322)
1959 - Buffalo Bills enter AFL
1959 - Jean Genet's "Les Nigres," premieres in Paris
1961 - "Fiorello!" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 796 performances
1961 - Ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for New York Mets
1962 - Khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba, ending crisis
1962 - New York Giant YA Tittle passes for 7 touchdowns vs Washington Redskins (49-34)
1962 - Radio Moscow reports nuclear missiles in Cuba deactivated
1962 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1965 - 630 foot high Gateway Arch completed in St. Louis
1965 - Pope Paul VI proclaims Jews not collectively guilty for crucifixion
1966 - Belgium's Gaston Roelants runs 12-4/5 miles in 1 hour
1970 - NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 1st home game, lose to San Diego 110-99
1970 - US/U.S.S.R. sign an agreement to discuss joint space efforts
1971 - England becomes 6th nation to have a satellite (Prospero) in orbit
1971 - John and Yoko record "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in New York City
1972 - "Mother Earth" closes at Belasco Theater New York City after 12 performances
1973 - Elmore Smith of Lakers blocks 17 shots in a game (NBA record)
1973 - Sharon Miller wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
1974 - 1st time 2 Islanders hat trick in same game-MacMillian and Westfall
1974 - Luna 23 launched (landing on Moon)
1974 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1975 - Calvin Murphy (Houston) begins NBA free throw streak of 58 games
1975 - Cleveland Metroparks assume operating responsibilities for Zoo
1976 - Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (New York Yankees)
1976 - Train collision at Goes, Netherlands, 7 die
1978 - Don Ritchie runs world record 100k (6:10:20)
1979 - Dick Howser (best Yank manager win-lost percentage .636) replaces Billy Martin
1979 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1981 - Edward M McIntrye elected 1st black mayor of Augusta Georgia
1981 - New York Yankee George Frazier loses 3 World Series games
1982 - NASA launches RCA-E
1982 - Spain's socialists win/communists lose elections
1984 - 14th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:29:30
1984 - 15th New York City Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:14:53
1984 - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Nichirei Cup Team Match Golf Tournament
1985 - Ravi Ratnayeke takes 8-83 for Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan
1986 - KOB-AM in Albuquerque New Mexico changes call letters to KKOB
1986 - KOB-TV in Albuquerque NM's final transmission
1988 - Jurors award $147,000 to Tacoma parishioner seduced by her minister
1988 - Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen gives $10 million to University Washington library
1989 - Oakland A's sweep San Francisco Giants in earthquake/BART series
1992 - Lee Jang Rim predicts that today would be the end of the world!
1993 - Cleveland Metroparks lease Brookside Park from Cleveland for 99-years
1993 - Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters resigns
1994 - Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth for 3rd time
1995 - Atlanta Braves beat Cleveland Indians in 6 games in World Series
1995 - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cigar, Desert Stormer, Inside Information, My Flag, Northern Spur, Ridgewood Pearl, Unbridled's Song
1996 - Goa upset Karnataka to win their 1st Ranji Cricket Trophy game ever
1997 - NBA announces hiring of Dee Kantner and Violet Palmer as 1st women to officiate a major-league all-male sports league


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