October 28: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On October 28, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. The Gregorian calendar’s 301st day is October 28th. On this day, Elvis Presley had a polio vaccination on national television; Italian fascists led by Benito Mussolini marched on Rome and took control of the Italian government; and President Grover Cleveland of the United States dedicated the Statue of Liberty.

The 28th of October falls under the sign of Scorpio. Bill Gates and Julia Roberts are two famous people who were born on October 28th. National Immigrants Day and National Chocolate Day are also celebrated today.


(October 28, 1636)
The Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony established Harvard University, the country's oldest institution of higher study. photo source:


(October 28, 1886)
President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France to the people of the United States, on Bedloe's (later Liberty) Island in Upper New York Bay on this date in 1886 as an official dedication to the nation. photo source:

(October 28, 1955)
Bill Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft, the world's largest personal computer software corporation, was born in the United States. photo source:

(October 28, 1965)
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, was finished. It was built by Eero Saarinen, a Finnish-born American architect, to celebrate St. Louis' historic significance as the "Gateway to the West." photo source:

(October 28, 1967)
Julia Roberts, an American actress, was born. Her adept performances in a variety of roles helped her become one of the highest-paid and most-influential actresses in the 1990s and early 2000s. photo source:


(October 28, 1971)
Prospero is the first and only British satellite launched by a British rocket. photo source:

(October 28, 2007)
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, an Argentine lawyer and politician, was elected as Argentina's first female president. photo source:

(Died on October 28, 2018)
Colin Sylvia, Australian rules footballer (b. 1985).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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