24 fun facts for October, 28

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
October 28th holds numerous historical and cultural milestones worldwide, such as the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, the founding of Harvard University, and the birth of Bill Gates. It's also a day of celebration, including events like International Animation Day, Plush Animal Lover's Day, and National Chocolate Day.
24 Fun facts
  1. On October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty was officially dedicated by President Grover Cleveland in New York City. The iconic monument was a gift from France to the United States, symbolizing freedom and democracy.
  2. The International Animation Day is held on October 28, to celebrate and promote the art of animation worldwide. Created by ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d'Animation) in 2002, with events and screenings organized in over 50 countries.
  3. In 312 AD, Roman Emperor Constantine the Great had a significant victory at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in Italy. This victory marked a turning point for Christianity, as Constantine later became the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity.
  4. Plush Animal Lover's Day is celebrated on October 28, encouraging people to appreciate and enjoy their favorite stuffed animal companions. Showcasing the love and bond people share with their plushies, providing comfort and happiness.
  5. October 28, 1955, marks the birth of Bill Gates, a computer entrepreneur and philanthropist. Gates co-founded Microsoft Corporation and played a significant role in the development of the personal computer revolution, ultimately becoming one of the world's wealthiest individuals.
  6. The Czech Republic celebrates Czechoslovak Independence Day on October 28, commemorating the establishment of Czechoslovakia in 1918. The event is a national holiday, with various patriotic ceremonies, cultural events, and gatherings throughout the country.
  7. October 28, 1965, marks the day when the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, was completed. The 630-foot-tall arch is the tallest man-made monument in the United States and has become an iconic symbol of the city.
  8. In 1636, the historic institution, Harvard University, was founded on October 28. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is consistently ranked among the top universities globally.
  9. On October 28, 1971, British rock band Led Zeppelin released their iconic fourth studio album, titled "IV." It featured hits such as "Stairway to Heaven," "Black Dog," and "Rock and Roll" and is considered one of the greatest rock albums ever.
  10. Saint Jude's feast day is celebrated on October 28 in the Catholic Church. Saint Jude, also known as the patron saint of desperate cases and lost causes, is one of Jesus Christ's twelve apostles.
  11. On October 28, 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis came to a peaceful resolution. The United States and the Soviet Union reached an agreement to remove the Soviet missiles installed in Cuba, ending the 13-day crisis that almost escalated to a nuclear conflict.
  12. National Chocolate Day is observed on October 28 in the United States, a day to celebrate and indulge in the delicious delight of chocolate, with various events and promotions taking place throughout the country.
  13. On October 28, 1919, the Volstead Act was passed by the United States Congress, enabling the enforcement of the 18th Amendment, which led to Prohibition. The law was later repealed with the 21st Amendment in 1933, ending the 14-year period of alcohol prohibition.
  14. In Greece, October 28 is celebrated annually as Ohi Day or Oxi Day, commemorating the country's refusal to surrender to Italy's demands during World War II. This act of defiance marked Greece's entry into the war on the side of the Allies.
  15. October 28, 2007, marks the day when Simón Bolívar's remains were exhumed to determine the cause of his death. Bolívar, a military and political leader who played a crucial role in the independence of many South American countries, died under mysterious circumstances in 1830.
  16. In 1726, Jonathan Swift's famous satirical novel, "Gulliver's Travels," was published on October 28. The book has become a classic in English literature, enjoyed by both children and adults, and has been adapted into numerous film and television productions.
  17. On October 28, 1954, French philosopher and Nobel Prize laureate Jean-Paul Sartre declined the Nobel Prize in Literature. He refused due to his lifelong beliefs that a writer should not allow himself to be turned into an institution.
  18. On October 28, 2014, the Antares rocket exploded during liftoff in Virginia, USA. The rocket, developed by Orbital Sciences Corporation, was on a resupply mission to the International Space Station when the explosion occurred, resulting in no injuries or fatalities.
  19. October 28, 1974, marks the first time a woman (Kathy Sullivan) performed a spacewalk, which lasted approximately three hours. Sullivan was a part of the maiden crew of NASA's space shuttle Challenger.
  20. In 1981, musician and philanthropist Sting formed the rock band "The Police" on October 28. Over the years, the band gained massive success, influencing several musicians and becoming an integral part of the rock music scene.
  21. On October 28, 1995, the world-renowned Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida, was reopened after extensive renovations. The 1926 vintage hotel was added to the National Register of Historic Places, hosting many famous guests throughout its history.
  22. In 2013, the Louvre Museum in Paris opened a new wing dedicated to Islamic arts on October 28. The wing features over 2,600 artifacts, celebrating Arab-Muslim heritage and promoting cultural understanding between East and West.
  23. On October 28, 2018, the world's longest sea-crossing bridge, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, officially opened. The 34-mile bridge and tunnel system connects Hong Kong and Macau to mainland China, offering more accessible transportation throughout the region.
  24. In 2007, Argentina elected Cristina Fernández de Kirchner as its first female president on October 28. Kirchner succeeded her husband, Néstor Kirchner, in office and served as Argentina's president until 2015.