Historical Events In October - 28
Friday, 20 September 2019
0306 On October - 28 mark Aurelius Valerius Maxentius proclaimed emperor of Rome
0312 Emperor Constantine the Great beats rivaal Maxentius on October - 28.
0900 On October - 28 alfred the Great, English monarch, dies
0969 Antioch falls to Byzantine forces after a long siege, ending 300 years of Arab rule in the Syrian city on this day in history.
0969 Byzantines troops occupy Antioch Syria on October - 28.
1017 Henry III, Roman Catholic German emperor (1046-56) on this day in history.
1061 On this day in history emperor disposes of bishop Cadalus & Pope Honorius II
1138 On this day in history boleslaw III Kryzwousty, [scheefmond], duke of Poland, dies
1312 Elisabeth of Tirol, German queen on this day in history.
1348 Third wave of the Great plague hits the Old World on October - 28.
1422 Charles V's son succeeds him as king Charles VII of France on this day in history.
1467 Battle at Brustem: Charles the Stoute beats the Luikenaars on this day in history.
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 Battle of Yaunis Khan: Turkish forces under the Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha defeat the Mameluks near Gaza on this day in history.
1520 Pier Gerlofs Donia, Frisian pirate and freedom fighter on October - 28.
1531 On this day in history 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 On this day in history the first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo TomĂˇs de Aquino, is established.
1574 Prince Willem van Orange installs university on this day in history.
1585 On this day in history cornelius Otto Jansen, France, Roman Catholic reform leader
1595 Battle at Giurgevo: Zsigmond Bathory of Transylvania beats Turks on this day in history.
1612 On this day in history robert Dowland appointed court luitist of King James I
1627 Djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India, dies on this day in history.
1628 On October - 28 hugenot bulwark La Rochelle surrenders to Cardinal Richelieu
1636 On October - 28 americas oldest university,'Havard', founded
1636 Harvard University (Cambridge Mass) founded on this day in history.
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 On this day in history harvard College is founded in Massachusetts.
1689 Michel Mathieu, composer on this day in history.
1703 John Wallis, English mathematician/cryptographer (wig of W), dies on this day in history.
1704 On this day in history john Locke, English philosopher (2 treatises of govt), dies at 72
1726 On this day in history gulliver's Travels is published.