2021 October

October 28: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on October 28

October 28th is the day we officially celebrate Plush Animal Lover’s Day and International Animation Day.

Welcome to the 301st day of the year! We’re rapidly approaching the end of the year, but first, who’s excited for Halloween 2021?.

Everyone who was born on October 28 shares the same star sign, Scorpio.

Find out the most need-to-know facts and historical events that all occurred on this unique day – October 28th.

Did you know that on this day in 1858, Macy’s opened their first department store in New York? On their first day of business, the company made $11.08, equivalent to $326.82 in today’s money.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about October 28th in history!

What Happened On October 28 In History?

2019

42 people were buried alive in a landslide in Bafoussam, Cameroon.

OTD in 2019: 42 people were buried alive in a landslide in Bafoussam
2015

The World Health Organization ranked Tuberculosis as deadly as HIV in the its list of the world’s most deadly diseases.

1992

Lee Jang Rim, founder of the Dami Mission Christian Movement in South Korea, declared that the world would end.

The world didn't end and he was later convicted for stealing millions from his followers.
1986

The Statue of Liberty celebrated her 100th birthday.

OTD in 1986: The Statue of Liberty celebrated her 100th birthday.
Source UPI
1971

Prospero became the first British satellite to have been launched successfully by a British rocket.

1954

Writer Ernest Miller Hemingway won the Nobel Prize in Literature.

1904

Fingerprinting was first officially used in the US in a St. Louis police department.

1858

Macy’s Department Store first opened.

1811

Prince Regent George Augustus Frederick purchased the first copy of Jane Austen’s novel “Sense and Sensibility.”

1726

English literature classic Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift was published.

1538

The Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino was founded in the Dominican Republic.

It was the first higher education institution to be formed in the New World; however, it wasn't officially recognized until 1558. The University still functions and is called the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo.
1492

Explorer Christopher Columbus discovered Cuba.

OTD in 1492: Explorer Christopher Columbus discovered Cuba.
He claimed it for Spain and called it Juana.

Did you know that on this day, October 28th 1858, Macy's opened their first department store in New York?