October 28 Events in History - October 28 Birthdays - October 28 Deaths
2014 Australia bans all visas from the Ebola-hit nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone; the nation's officials state that this is required to preserve public health, but health experts have criticized the policy
2014 Pahoa, a town of about 1,000 people on Hawaii's Big Island, must evacuate due to a stream of lava flowing at 20 yards per hour from the Kilauea volcano; Red Cross Hawaii is assisting residents with temporary shelter
2013 Michael Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray is released from prison, two years after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter
2013 Scientists in the Australian state of Queensland discover three previously unknown species in a rainforest located in Cape York Peninsula: a leaf-tailed gecko, a golden-colored skink, and a boulder-dwelling frog
2012 Hackers replace the homepage of the Euromillions lottery website with a passage from the Quran condemning gambling
2012 The U.S. East Cost prepares for Hurricane Sandy, which caused damage throughout the Caribbean and resulted in 67 deaths
2011 Moscow's Bolshoi Theater reopens after a six-year renovation, restoring it to it's pre-Soviet opulence
2011 The U.S. celebrates the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the New York City Statue of Liberty
2010 A court settlement determines Verizon must pay $25 million to the U.S. Treasury for overcharging 15 million cell phone customers
2010 In a dispute over the use of rare earth metals, China cancels a meeting with Japan and South Korea
1997 NBA announces hiring of Dee Kantner and Violet Palmer as 1st women to officiate a major-league all-male sports league
1996 Goa upset Karnataka to win their 1st Ranji Cricket Trophy game ever
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
1994 Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth for 3rd time
1993 Cleveland Metroparks lease Brookside Park from Cleveland for 99-years
1993 Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters resigns
1992 Lee Jang Rim predicts that today would be the end of the world!
1989 Oakland A's sweep San Francisco Giants in earthquake/BART series
1988 Jurors award $147,000 to Tacoma parishioner seduced by her minister
1988 Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen gives $10 million to University Washington library
1986 KOB-AM in Albuquerque New Mexico changes call letters to KKOB
1986 KOB-TV in Albuquerque NM's final transmission
1985 Ravi Ratnayeke takes 8-83 for Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan
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
1982 NASA launches RCA-E
1982 Spain's socialists win/communists lose elections
1981 Edward M McIntrye elected 1st black mayor of Augusta Georgia
1981 New York Yankee George Frazier loses 3 World Series games
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.
1978 Don Ritchie runs world record 100k (6:10:20)
1976 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (New York Yankees)
1976 Train collision at Goes, Netherlands, 7 die
1975 Calvin Murphy (Houston) begins NBA free throw streak of 58 games
1975 Cleveland Metroparks assume operating responsibilities for Zoo
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
1973 Elmore Smith of Lakers blocks 17 shots in a game (NBA record)
1973 Sharon Miller wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
1972 "Mother Earth" closes at Belasco Theater New York City after 12 performances
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
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
1966 Belgium's Gaston Roelants runs 12-4/5 miles in 1 hour
1965 630 foot high Gateway Arch completed in St. Louis
1965 Pope Paul VI proclaims Jews not collectively guilty for crucifixion
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.
1961 "Fiorello!" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 796 performances
1961 Ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for New York Mets
1959 Buffalo Bills enter AFL
1959 Jean Genet's "Les Nigres," premieres in Paris
1958 Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, elected Pope, taking name John XXIII
1958 Pete Runnels wins Comeback Player of Year (avg went from .230 to .322)
1957 WMVS TV channel 10 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Luctuosissimi eventus
1955 Egypt and Saudi-Arabia sign defense treaty
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
1953 Bud Grant of Winnipeg Blue Bombers intercepts 5 passes (record)
1953 Red Barber, resigns as Dodger sportscaster to join Yankees
1952 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins LPGA Women's Texas Golf Open
1951 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1949 Eugenie Anderson is 1st woman U.S. ambassador
1949 Georges Bidault elected president of France
1948 Flag of Israel is adopted
1946 German rocket engineers begin work in U.S.S.R.
1944 Russia and Bulgaria sign weapon pact
1943 U-220 sinks
1942 6th day battle at El Alamein: British offensive under Montgomery
1942 Train crashes into bus, killing 16 and injuring 20 (Detroit Michigan)
1940 Greece successfully resists Italy's attack
1940 Meeting between Hitler and Mussolini in Florence
1939 Anti-German demonstrations/strikes in Czechoslovakia
1939 Spitfire shoots German Heinkel-111 down above Scotland
1938 Farewell parade of International Brigade (Barcelona)
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt rededicates Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary
1935 Sidney Kingsley's "Dead End," premieres in New York City
1934 Brooklyn and Pittsburgh play a penalty free NFL game
1929 Dow Jones plummets 38.33 pts (13%) to 260.64
1928 Bradman scores 131 NSW vs. Queensland, 212 minutes, 14 fours
1928 Indonesian child laws enfoced in Bahasa Indonesia
1927 Josip Broz (Tito) begins 7 months jail sentence in Croatia
1927 KLM-plane "Homing Pigeon" leaves Netherlands-Indies after 1st regular flight
1924 French-Russian trade agreement signed
1924 White Sox beat New York Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend
1922 1st coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game
1922 Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy's government
1921 Amsterdam's Tuschinski movie theater opens
1919 Volstead Act passed by Congress, start prohibition over Wilson's veto
1918 Czechoslovakia gains independence as Austria-Hungary breaks up
1915 Richard Strauss' Alpensymfonie, premieres in Berlin
1914 German battle cruiser Goeben enters Black Sea
1914 Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, founded at Howard University, incorporates
1911 Bill Dobbie of Calgary Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game
1906 Belgian-British "Union Minstry of Haut-Katanga" begins
1904 St. Louis police try a new investigation method-fingerprints
1900 After over 5 months 2nd Olympic games in Paris France, close
1894 German emperor Wilhelm II fires chancellor Leo von Caprivi and premier Botho zu Eulenburg
1893 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducted 1st performance of "Symphony Number Six in B minor, "Pathetique"
1891 Quake strikes Mino-Owari, Japan kills 7,300
1890 Last NL-AA World Series game Brooklyn ties Louisville 3 games and 1 tie
1886 Statue of Liberty dedicated by President Grover Cleveland
1882 Athletics reveal $22,000 profit in their 1st season in the American Association
1867 Maimonides College in Penns is 1st Jewish college in the US
1864 Battle at Fair Oaks, Virginia, ends after 1554 casualties
1864 Battle of Wauhatchie, TN
1863 Battle at Wauhatchie Georgia: 865 killed or injured
1858 Macy's Department store opens in New York City
1846 Pioneers suffer blizzard in Sierra Nevada; 42 die
1793 Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin
1790 New York gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000
1776 Battle of White Plains; Washington retreats to New Jersey
1746 Peruvian cities of Lima and Callao demolished by earthquake, 18,000 die
1740 Ivan VI becomes czar of Russia
1646 1st Protestant church assembly for indians (Massachusetts)
1636 Harvard University (Cambridge Mass) founded
1628 Hugenot bulwark La Rochelle surrenders to Cardinal Richelieu
1612 Robert Dowland appointed court luitist of King James I
1610 Thomas West baron De La Mar appointed as 1st Governor of Virginia colony
1595 Battle at Giurgevo: Zsigmond Bathory of Transylvania beats Turks
1574 Prince Willem van Orange installs university
1467 Battle at Brustem: Charles the Stoute beats the Luikenaars
1422 Charles V's son succeeds him as king Charles VII of France
1061 Emperor disposes of bishop Cadalus and Pope Honorius II
969 Byzantines troops occupy Antioch Syria
312 Emperor Constantine the Great beats rivaal Maxentius
306 Mark Aurelius Valerius Maxentius proclaimed emperor of Rome