Events on Oct 28

  • 0306Mark Aurelius Valerius Maxentius proclaimed Emperor of Rome
  • 0312Emperor Constantine the Great beats rival Maxentius
  • 0969Byzantines troops occupy Antioch Syria
  • 1061Emperor disposes of Bishop Cadalus and Pope Honorius II
  • 1467Battle at Brustem: Charles the Stoute beats the Luikenaars
  • 1574Prince Willem van Orange installs university
  • 1610Thomas West baron De La Mar appointed as 1st gov of Virginia colony
  • 1612Robert Dowland appointed court luitist of King James I
  • 1628Hugenot bulwark La Rochelle surrenders to Cardinal Richelieu
  • 1636Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts) founded
  • 16461st Protestant church assembly for indians (Massachusetts)
  • 1746Peruvian cities of Lima and Callao demolished by earthquake, 18,000 die
  • 1776Battle of White Plains; Washington retreats to New Jersey
  • 1790New York gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000
  • 1793Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin
  • 1846Pioneers suffer blizzard in Sierra Nevada; 42 die
  • 1863Battle at Wauhatchie Georgia: 865 killed or injured
  • 1864Battle at Fair Oaks, Virginia, ends after 1554 casualties
  • 1864Battle of Wauhatchie, Tennessee
  • 1867Maimonides College in Penns is 1st Jewish college in the US
  • 1882Athletics reveal $22,000 profit in their 1st season in the American Association
  • 1886Statue of Liberty dedicated by President Grover Cleveland, it is celebrated by 1st confetti (ticker tape) parade in New York City
  • 1890Last NL-AA World Series game Brooklyn ties Louisville 3 games and 1 tie
  • 1891Quake strikes Mino-Owari, Japan kills 7,300
  • 1900After over 5 months 2nd Olympic games in Paris France, close
  • 1904St. Louis police try a new investigation method-fingerprints
  • 1906Belgian-British "Union Minstry of Haut-Katanga" begins
  • 1911Bill Dobbie of Calgary Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game
  • 1914German battle cruiser Goeben enters Black Sea
  • 1914Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, founded at Howard University, incorporates

Born on Oct 28

  • 1017Henry III: Roman Catholic German Emperor (1046-56)
  • 1510Francisco Borgia: Great grandson of Pope Alexander VI / theologist / Saint
  • 1585Cornelius Otto Jansen: France -- Roman Catholic reform leader
  • 1689Michel Mathieu: Composer
  • 1733Ignaz Franz von Beecke: Composer
  • 1793Eliphalet Remington: US gun maker
  • 1795Leonardus A Lightenvelt: Minister of RC Worship (1848 . .53)
  • 1798Henri-Jerome Bertini: Composer
  • 1801Karl Georg Lickl: Composer
  • 1804Pierre F Verhulst: Belgium -- Mathematician (logistic curve)
  • 1805John Thomson: Composer
  • 1810Adley Hogan Gladden: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
  • 1834Dudley McIver DuBose: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1883
  • 1842Anna Elizabeth Dickinson: Orator (Joan of Arc of the Civil War)
  • 1842Charles Boissevain: Editor Dutch Algemeen Handelsblad (1885-1908)
  • 1846Auguste Escoffier: King of Chefs and Chef of Kings
  • 1855Ivan V Mitshurin: Russian Botanist (new types of fruit)
  • 1856Franz Xavier Arens: Composer
  • 1876Albert E Michotte van den Berck: Belgian psychologist
  • 1879Conrado del Campo y Zabaleta: Composer
  • 1884Miloje Milojevic: Composer
  • 1885V Chlebnikov: Writer
  • 1886Grigory K Ordzhonikidze [Sergo]: Russian revolutionary politician
  • 1890Andres Isasi: Composer
  • 1892Eduard J Dijksterhuis: Dutch mathematician / historian (Fall & Throw)
  • 1892Ludwig Strauss: German / Israeli writer (Night Watch)
  • 1893Christopher K Ingold: English chemist
  • 1893Otto E Huiswoud [Frank Billings]: Editor-in-chief (Negro Worker)
  • 1896Howard Hanson: Wahoo, Nebraska -- Composer / conductor (Nordic)
  • 1897Hans Speidel: Nazi Chief of Staff / NATO - Supreme Commander

Died on Oct 28

  • 1138Boleslaw III Kryzwousty [scheefmond]: Duke of Poland
  • 1520Great Worm: Fries Boer / rebel leader
  • 1627Djehangir / Jahangir: Great mogol of India
  • 1637Foppe van Aitzema: Diplomat, dies at about 57
  • 1703John Wallis: English Mathematician / cryptographer (wig of W)
  • 1704John Locke: English philosopher (2 treatises of govt), dies at 72
  • 1755Joseph Bodin de Boismortier: Composer, dies at 65
  • 1768Michel Blavet: French court flautist / composer, dies at 68
  • 1779Raphael Weiss: Composer, dies at 66
  • 1818Abigail Adams: 2nd first lady (1797-1801), dies at 73
  • 1852Gerhard M Roentgen: Founder Fijenoord dockyard, dies at 57
  • 1854James P Carrell: Composer, dies at 67
  • 1875William Howard Glover: Composer, dies at 56
  • 1877Johann Herbeck: Composer, dies at 45
  • 1897Hercules Robinson: South African Commissioner (1880-89, 1895-97), dies at 72
  • 1899C Grant B Allen: Canada -- British writer (Woman Who Did)
  • 1905Alphonse Allais: French humorist / writer (Le chat noir)
  • 1914Richard Heuberger: Composer, dies at 64
  • 1922Hugo Verriest: Flemish writer / Poet (Flemish Motion)
  • 1927Eaton Faning: Composer, dies at 77
  • 1929Hermann Ungar: Writer, dies at 36
  • 1936E G Winkler: Writer
  • 1939Alice Brady: Actress (My Man Godfrey, Gay Divorcee), dies at 46
  • 1959Egon Kornauth: Composer, dies at 68
  • 1962Pierre Froidebise: Composer, dies at 48
  • 1963Mart Saar: Composer, dies at 81
  • 1964Reginald Horace Blyth: Zen teacher / scholar, dies in Japan at 66
  • 1965Ben Barka: Moroccan opposition leader, kidnapped and murdered in Paris
  • 1968Henricus WJM Keuls: Lawyer / poet, dies at 85
  • 1969Constance Dowling: Actress (Blind Spot), dies of cardiac arrest at 49

Historical events on October 29

  • 0439Vandalen under Genseric occupy Carthago
  • 1508Gelderse troops occupies Kuinre
  • 1552Czar Ivan IV escapes back to Moscow after battle
  • 1591Giovanni A Facchinetti elected as Pope Innocentius IX
  • 1682William Penn lands at what is now Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1727Severe earthquake in New England
  • 1787Opera "Don Giovanni" is produced (Prague)
  • 1794French troops occupies Venlo
  • 18111st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans
  • 1814"Demologos, " 1st steam-powered warship, is launched
  • 18331st US college fraternity to have a fraternity house founded
  • 1863International Comm of Red Cross forms (Nobel 1917, 1944, 1963)
  • 1864Greek parliament accept new Constitution
  • 1872J S Risdon patents metal windmill
  • 1888Lord Salisbury grants Cecil Rhodes charter for BSA Company
  • 1889New York Giants (NL) beat Brooklyn (AA) in world series 6 games to 3
  • 1889Queen Victoria grants Cecil Rhodes rights to Zambezia
  • 1889Stanley Park dedicated in Vancouver, BC
  • 18941st election of Hawaiian Republic
  • 19041st intercity trucking service (Colorado City & Snyder, Texas)
  • 1904IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit) subway (NYC) opens
  • 1905Hottentot chief Hendrik Witbooi fataly injured
  • 1910Bob Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks record 11 singles in a game
  • 1914Turkish warships storm Black Sea
  • 1915Aristide Briand becomes Premier of France
  • 1915Thomas Masaryk claims independence for Czechoslovakia
  • 1920Ed Barrow appointed GM of New York Yankees
  • 1923Army move SPD / KPD-Government to German part of Saxon
  • 1923Textile strike in Enschede Neth, against lower wages, begins
  • 1923Turkey declares independence (successor state to Ottoman Empire)

Born on October 29

  • 1463Alessandro Achillini: Italian Physician / philosopher
  • 1507Fernando Alvarez de Toledo: Spanish Viceroy of the Netherlands (1566-73)
  • 1513Jacques Amyot: French humanist / translator / abbot of Bellozanne
  • 1562George Abbott: English theologist / Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1816Ferdinand II AFA: King of Portugal
  • 1822Joost G Kist: Dutch lawyer / President of High Council (1885-97)
  • 1824Joseph Horace Lewis: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1904
  • 1837Abraham Kuyper: Clergyman / Dutch Premier (AR, 1908-12)
  • 1837Harriet Powers: United States -- Slave / writer (Creation of Animals)
  • 1844Albert von Rothschild: Austrian banker
  • 1853Josephine B Willson Bruce: US theorist (NACW)
  • 1857Conrad Haebler: German historian (Early printers of Spain / Portugal)
  • 1859Charles Ebbets: (namesake of Ebbets Field, Brooklyn)
  • 1871Narziss Ach: German psychologist (Analyse des Willens)
  • 1873Guillermo Valencia: Colombia -- Poet / translator / Statesman
  • 1875Marie: Queen consort of Ferdinand I of Romania (1914-27)
  • 1878Alex E von Falkenhausen: German General (China, WWII)
  • 1879Franz JHMM von Papen: German diplomat / chancellor (1932)
  • 1883Dirk Verbeek: Dutch actor / director (Hofstad Stage)
  • 1890Claire Goll: Writer
  • 1891Fanny Brice: NYC, New York -- Singing comedienne (Ziegeld Follies, Baby Snooks)
  • 1893Johannes F "Johan" Bakker, Jr.: Dutch actor
  • 1897[Paul] Joseph Goebbels: Nazi propagandist
  • 1897Hope Emerson: Hawarden, Iowa -- Actress (I Married Joan, Peter Gunn)
  • 1898Emmanuel Bondeville: Composer
  • 1899Akim Tamiroff: Tiflis, Russia -- Actor (For Whom the Bell Tolls)
  • 1901Daniele Amfiteatrov: Composer
  • 1903Vivian Ellis: Composer
  • 1905Laurence Dowdall: Lawyer
  • 1906Fredric [William] Brown: United States -- Sci-fi author (Martians Go Home)

Died on October 29

  • 0490Petrus Mongus: Patriarch of Alexandria
  • 1321Stefanus VI Uros II Milutin: King of Serbia (1282-1321)
  • 1590Dirck Volkertsz Coornhert: Theologist / philosopher, dies at about 68
  • 1618Walter Raleigh: English Scholar / Poet / historian, beheaded for treason
  • 1790Pieter van / of Bleiswijk: Pension advisor 1771-87, dies at about 66
  • 1802Jacques-Philippe Lamoninary: Composer, dies at 95
  • 1822Dirk van Hogendorp: Dutch Earl / General / Minister of War, dies at 61
  • 1829Maria A [Nannerl] Mozart: Austrian pianist
  • 1846Jean Louis van Aelbroeck: Flemish agronoom, dies at 90
  • 1853Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann: Composer, dies at 68
  • 1853William Richard Bexfield: Composer, dies at 29
  • 1856Carel SW van Hogendorp: Colonial director, dies at 68
  • 1873Ernest Feydeau: French author, dies at 52
  • 1873Johan N M J: King of Saxon (1854-73)
  • 1873Leonardus Lightenvelt: Minister of RC Worship, dies at 78
  • 1876Jacques Gregoir: Composer, dies at 59
  • 1882Martin Gustav Nottebohm: Composer, dies at 64
  • 1883Friedrich Robert Volkmann: Composer, dies at 68
  • 1885George B McClellan: Union army General, dies at 58
  • 1885James Hannington: English missionary, murdered in Uganda
  • 1892William M Harnett: US Painter (Old Cupboard Door)
  • 1901Leon Czolcosz: Assassin of President McKinley, is electrocuted
  • 1911Joseph Pulitzer: American newspaperman, dies in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1919Soen Shaku: Zen abbot of Engakuji monastery in Kamakura, dies at 60
  • 1920Johann Ernst Perabo: Composer, dies at 74
  • 1922George August Lumbye: Composer, dies at 79
  • 1927Leonard Nelson: German philosopher (Nelson-Friessche Schule), dies at 45
  • 1931Luciano Gallet: Composer, dies at 38
  • 1932Joseph F F Babinski: Polish / French neurologist (B-Reflex)
  • 1934Gustavo Emilio Campa: Composer, dies at 71