Historical Events In October - 28
Thursday, 23 May 2019
0306 Mark Aurelius Valerius Maxentius proclaimed emperor of Rome on this day in history.
0312 Emperor Constantine the Great beats rivaal Maxentius on this day in history.
0900 On October - 28 alfred the Great, English monarch, dies
0969 On this day in history antioch falls to Byzantine forces after a long siege, ending 300 years of Arab rule in the Syrian city
0969 On this day in history byzantines troops occupy Antioch Syria
1017 On this day in history henry III, Roman Catholic German emperor (1046-56)
1061 Emperor disposes of bishop Cadalus & Pope Honorius II on October - 28.
1138 On October - 28 boleslaw III Kryzwousty, [scheefmond], duke of Poland, dies
1312 On this day in history elisabeth of Tirol, German queen
1348 On October - 28 third wave of the Great plague hits the Old World
1422 Charles V's son succeeds him as king Charles VII of France on this day in history.
1467 On this day in history battle at Brustem: Charles the Stoute beats the Luikenaars
1492 On October - 28 christopher Columbus discovers Cuba
1510 On this day in history francisco Borgia, great grandson of pope Alexander VI/theologist/saint
1516 On October - 28 battle of Yaunis Khan: Turkish forces under the Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha defeat the Mameluks near Gaza.
1520 On October - 28 pier Gerlofs Donia, Frisian pirate and freedom fighter
1531 On October - 28 battle of Amba Sel: Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi again defeats the army of Lebna Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia. The southern part of Ethiopia falls under Imam Ahmad's control.
1538 The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, is established on October - 28.
1574 On October - 28 prince Willem van Orange installs university
1585 Cornelius Otto Jansen, France, Roman Catholic reform leader on October - 28.
1595 On this day in history battle at Giurgevo: Zsigmond Bathory of Transylvania beats Turks
1612 On this day in history robert Dowland appointed court luitist of King James I
1627 Djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India, dies on October - 28.
1628 On this day in history hugenot bulwark La Rochelle surrenders to Cardinal Richelieu
1636 Americas oldest university,'Havard', founded on this day in history.
1636 On October - 28 harvard University (Cambridge Mass) founded
1637 On this day in history foppe van Aitzema, diplomat, dies at about 57
1646 On this day in history 1st Protestant church assembly for indians (Massachusetts)
1664 The Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot, later to be known as the Royal Marines, is established on this day in history.
1683 Harvard College is founded in Massachusetts on October - 28.
1689 On this day in history michel Mathieu, composer
1703 John Wallis, English mathematician/cryptographer (wig of W), dies on October - 28.
1704 John Locke, English philosopher (2 treatises of govt), dies at 72 on October - 28.
1726 Gulliver's Travels is published on this day in history.