October 28th is the 301st day of the Gregorian calendar (302nd day of the leap year), and there are 64 days left until the end of the year.
306-Maxentius declares inauguration of Roman emperor.
312-Battle of the Milvian Bridge. Constantine the Great defeats Maxentius and becomes the sole emperor of the Western Roman Empire
1538-Founded by St. Thomas Aquinas University, the first university in the New World.
1628-Huguenot Rebellion: The Siege of La Rochelle is over.
1707 (October 4, Hoei 4) --Hoei earthquake. Damage to Tokaido, Kii Peninsula, and Shikoku, killing more than 20,000 people.
1776-American Revolutionary War: Battle of White Plains
1848-Spain's first railway opens in Barcelona-Mataro.
1882 --Koki Takusari, the inventor of Takusari shorthand, holds Japan's first shorthand class in Tokyo.
1886-The Statue of Liberty in New York is unveiled.
1888 --Iyo Railway Matsuyama (currently Matsuyama City) --Mitsu opens. Japan's first light railway.
1891 --The Nobi earthquake with a magnitude of 8.0 occurs. 7273 dead.
1893 (October 16th, Julian calendar) --Tchaikovsky's "Symphony No. 6" premiered in St. Petersburg under the direction of the composer.
1900-The 1900 Paris Olympics are over.
1908-A dialogue between German Emperor Wilhelm II and British Colonel Edward Wortley was published in The Daily Telegraph and became a problem. (Daily Telegraph Affair)
1918-Czechoslovakia declares independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
1919-The Volstead Act (Prohibition in the United States) is passed by the American Parliament.
1922-The Black Shirts led by Benito Mussolini begin their march on Rome.
1940-World War II: Italy invades Greece via Albania. The Greek-Italian War broke out. (Greek Ohi Day)
1942-All Alaska Highways in the United States.
1943-Philadelphia Project: A stealth experiment using the escort destroyer "Eldridge" is said to have been conducted. (urban legend)
1951-The first professional wrestling match in which Japanese participate, Rikidozan vs. Bobby Brands, will be held.
1952 --Established Nippon Television Network.
1956-Tsutenkaku in Osaka, which was dismantled during the war, is rebuilt.
1962-Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev announces the removal of missiles from Cuba.
1965-Announcement of the Church's attitude towards non-Christian religions (Nostra Aetate) at the Second Vatican Council.
1966-Weekly Playboy launched by Shueisha.
1971-British launches the artificial satellite "Prospero" with the domestic rocket Black Arrow.
1972 --The Airbus A300 aircraft makes its maiden flight.
1972 --The pandas "Kankan" and "Ranran" donated to Japan by the People's Republic of China arrive at Ueno Zoo.
1978-The Airline Deregulation Act is enacted in the United States.
1979-A steam explosion at Mt. Ontake, where there was no record of an eruption.
1981-The former wife of Prime Minister Toshio Enomoto and Kakuei Tanaka testified at the Lockheed scandal. Immediately after, the remark "a bee sting" became a buzzword.
1982-The Socialist Workers' Party wins overwhelmingly in the Spanish general election, and the reformist government is established for the first time in 38 years.
1984-Mr. C B wins the Emperor's Award (Autumn), becoming the four-crowned horse since Shinzan.
1990-Since the audience rating of Fuji TV's TV animation "Chibi Maruko-chan" recorded 39.9%, and the audience rating survey method was changed to the current form.