October 28: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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

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 2022?.

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 Events 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.

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.

Famous People Born On October 28

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Julia Roberts? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1955 Bill Gates

American Business Magnate

Bill Gates
66 years old
Born In:
Washington, USA
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1967 Julia Roberts

American Actress

Julia Roberts
54 years old
Born In:
Georgia, USA

1982 Matt Smith

English Actor

Matt Smith
39 years old
Born In:
England, UK

Special Holidays On October 28

Are you looking for something to do today? Well, here’s a few special days that might just give you some ideas.

October 28: Plush Animal Lover's Day

Plush Animal Lover’s Day

October 28: International Animation Day

International Animation Day

October 28 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

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

Scorpios are often misunderstood due to their harsh and fiery nature. However, they’re actually highly emotional and crave intimacy.

People born during October have the Pink Tourmaline birthstone. Ancient Egyptians believed that tourmaline came in so many different colors because it traveled across a rainbow during its creation, picking up all of its colors along the way.

If you were born on October 28th, your estimated date of conception would be February 4th in the same year.

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