Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/October 28
This is a list of selected October 28 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.
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|Ohi Day in Greece (1940)||unreferenced|
|1918 – Czechoslovakia proclaimed its independence from Austria-Hungary.||expansion|
|1922 – The fascist Blackshirts marched on Rome to take over the Italian government.||both Blackshirts and March on Rome need more footnotes|
|1928 – Indonesian composer Wage Rudolf Supratman introduced "Indonesia Raya", now the country's national anthem.||POV section|
|1965 – Nostra aetate, the "Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions" of the Second Vatican Council, was promulgated by Pope Paul VI, absolving the Jews of the killing of Jesus, and calling for increased relations with all non-Christian religions.||needs more footnotes|
- 1420 – Beijing was officially designated the capital of the Ming dynasty in the same year that the Forbidden City, the seat of government, was completed.
- 1707 – The Hōei earthquake ruptured all of the segments of the Nankai megathrust simultaneously—the only earthquake known to have done this—with an estimated magnitude of 8.6 ML.
- 1776 – American Revolutionary War: As George Washington's Continental Army retreated northward from New York City, the British Army captured the village of White Plains.
- 1886 – In New York Harbor, US President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France, to commemorate the centennial of the Declaration of Independence.
- 1893 – In Saint Petersburg, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky led the first performance of his Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Pathétique, nine days before his death.
- 1915 – Richard Strauss conducted the first performance of his tone poem An Alpine Symphony in Berlin.
- 1940 – The Balkans Campaign in World War II: Italy invaded Greece after Greek prime minister Ioannis Metaxas rejected Italian dictator Benito Mussolini's ultimatum demanding the occupation of Greek territory.
- 1965 – In St. Louis, Missouri, US, the 630-foot (190 m)-tall steel catenary Gateway Arch (pictured) was completed.
- 1995 – A fire in Baku Metro, Azerbaijan, killed at least 286 passengers and injured 270 more in the world's deadliest subway disaster.
- 2007 – In the Argentine general election, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner became the first woman to be elected President of Argentina.
- 1664 – The Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot, the forerunner to the Royal Marines, was established at the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company in London.
- 1835 – Māori chiefs signed the Declaration of the Independence of New Zealand and established the United Tribes of New Zealand.
- 1891 – The Nōbi earthquake, Japan's strongest known inland earthquake, struck the former provinces of Mino and Owari.
- 1919 – The US Congress passed the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson's veto, reinforcing Prohibition in the United States.
- 1971 – Prospero (pictured), the only British satellite to date launched on a British rocket, lifted off from Launch Area 5B at Woomera, South Australia.