Thursday, October 28, 2010
The Vatican beatifies 498 Spanish victims of religious persecution from before and during the Spanish Civil War.
The Roman Catholic Church beatifies 498 people who were executed during the Spanish Civil War. The decision sparks controversy because most of them were supporters of dictator Francisco Franco. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7066094.stm
Tuesday, October 28, 2003
California: Wildfires are largest in state history 1,500 homes are destroyed, 16 people killed and burned. Evacuations are ordered from parts of cities in Los Angeles and San Diego counties. //www.cnn.com/2003/US/West/10/28/california.wildfire/index.html
The conflagration also spreads across the border into the Mexican state of Baja California, where two deaths are reported.
Sports: Team Bath become the first university team to qualify for the FA Cup First Round since 1882. They beat Horsham 4–3 on penalties in the Fourth Qualifying Round replay.
Tuesday, October 28, 1997
In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average gains a record 337.17 points, closing at 7,498.32. One billion shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange for the first time ever.
Saturday, October 28, 1995
Participants in the Yugoslav War begin negotiations at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.
Quebec independentists narrowly lose a referendum
for a mandate to negotiate independence from Canada
The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid.
The U.S. expands trade sanctions on Haiti
to include all goods except food and medicine, in an effort to encourage the leaders of the 1991 Haiti
an coup d'état to restore democracy.
Abortion: 48 hours after announcing it was abandoning RU-486
manufacturer Roussel Uclaf
states that it will resume distribution of the drug
Thursday, October 28, 1982
Saturday, October 28, 1972
Tuesday, October 28, 1958
Pope John XXIII succeeds Pope Pius XII as the 261st pope.
Saturday, October 28, 1950
Thursday, October 28, 1948
Thursday, October 28, 1943
Wednesday, October 28, 1942
Tuesday, October 28, 1919
Thursday, October 28, 1915
November ndash Sykes-Picot Agreement: The governments of Britain and France secretly agree to overtake the Middle-Eastern regions of the Ottoman Empire (mostly Syria and Iraq), and establish their own zones of influence.
Wednesday, October 28, 1914
Thursday, October 28, 1886
In New York Harbor, U.S. President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.
Thursday, October 28, 1880
Wednesday, October 28, 1868
applies for his first patent, the electric vote recorder.
is founded after four prospector
s (the so-called "Four Georgians
") discover gold at "Last Chance Gulch" it is their last and agreed final attempt at weeks of trying to find gold in the northern Rockies.
The Second war of Schleswig is concluded. Denmark renounces all claim to Schleswig, Holstein, and Lauenburg, which come under Prussian and Austrian administration.
American Civil War: The Missouri
legislature takes up a bill for Missouri
's secession from the Union.
Thursday, October 28, 1858
Macy's department store, founded by R.H. Macy, opens for business in New York.
Delegate Edward Ralph May delivers speech on behalf of African American suffrage to the Indiana Constitutional Convention.
Saturday, October 28, 1848
In Catalonia, Spain, the Barcelona–Mataró railroad route (the first to be constructed in the Iberian Peninsula) is inaugurated.
Wednesday, October 28, 1835
Royal Colony of North Carolina Governor Gabriel Johnston moves to the province's largest and most prosperous city of New Bern. As a result, New Bern replaces Edenton as the capital of North Carolina (a title it holds until Raleigh is established in 1792).
Tuesday, October 28, 1681
December ndash Wu Shifan, grandson of Chinese general Wu Sangui, commits suicide in Yunnan province, ending the 8-year conflict of the Revolt of the Three Feudatories against Qing Dynasty authority in China, then led by the Kangxi Emperor.
A London woman is publicly flogged for the crime of involving herself in politics.
Tuesday, October 28, 1664
The Admiral's Regiment is formed in England, later known as the Royal Marines
The French East India Company is founded.
Robert Hooke discovers Jupiter's Great Red Spot.
The first Protestant
church assembly for natives is held in Massachusetts (see Waban
Wednesday, October 28, 1643
The Dutch corsairs end their occupation of Valdivia in what is now Chile.
Saturday, October 28, 1628
The War of the Mantuan Succession breaks out over Mantua and Montferrat. The war is fought between the Duke of Savoy, who is supported by Spain, and the Duke of Nevers, who is supported by France.
The first black slaves arrive in the Dutch Manhattan.
Friday, October 18, 1538 (Julianian calendar)
During the Ming Dynasty
, a tsunami floods over the seawall
in Haiyan County
province, inundating the agricultural crop fields with saltwater and ruining many acres of crops. This drives up the price of foodstuffs and many are forced to live off of tree bark and weeds (as one Wang Wenlu stated in his writing of 1545
is founded under the name "Ciudad de la Plata de la Nueva Toledo".
The first in a decade-long series of severe famines and epidemics sweep central and southeastern China during the Ming Dynasty, made worse by a previous decision in 1527 to cut back on the intake of grain as for granaries.
Bisham Abbey is dissolved.
Byland Abbey is dissolved.
Paracelsus visits Villach.
Wednesday, October 18, 1531 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, October 18, 1524 (Julianian calendar)
A French army invading Italy under King Francis
Saturday, October 18, 1516 (Julianian calendar)
Battle of Yaunis Khan: Turkish forces under the Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha defeat the Mameluks near Gaza.
Friday, October 19, 1492 (Julianian calendar)
Christopher Columbus lands in Cuba
Tuesday, October 19, 1451 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, October 19, 1412 (Julianian calendar)
John II of Castile
declares the Valladolid
laws that restrict the social rights of Jew
s. Among many other restrictions the laws force Jew
s to wear distinctive clothes and denies them administrative positions.
Saturday, October 23, 969 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, October 27, 456 (Julianian calendar)
is after a 3-year reign assassinated
by the 10-year-old Mayowa no Ōkimi (prince Mayowa) in retaliation for the execution of his father. He is succeeded by his brother Yūryaku
and becomes the 21st emperor of Japan
The Visigoths brutally sack the Suebi's capital of Braga
), churches are burnt to the ground.
Saint Patrick leaves Britain once more to evangelise Ireland as a missionary bishop. The Anglo-Saxons call the British nobles to a peace conference at Stonehenge but turn on them and massacre almost everyone (approximate date).
Monday, October 27, 312 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, October 27, 306 (Julianian calendar)
The Franks cross the Rhine, but are repulsed by Constantine I.
The War of the Eight Princes ends in China.
Galerius sends Severus II to suppress the rebellion in Rome. The soldiers desert him and Severus flees to Ravenna
The Council of Elvira
declares that killing through a spell is a sin and the work of the devil.
Monday, October 30, 97 (Julianian calendar)
Emperor Nerva recalls his general Marcus Ulpius Trajanus, age 44, from the German frontier and is forced by the Praetorian Guard to adopt him as his successor.
Nerva recognizes the Sanhedrin of Jamnia as an official governmental body of the Jews, and the patriarch or "nasi" is designated as the representative of the Jewish people in Rome.