On this Day in History, October 28

Various things happened on October 28 in different parts of the world, in different years. Apart from your cousin’s baby shower event that was extremely magical, there are events that took place and made it to historical books.

Here, take a look at some of them:

  • 1918 – Czechoslovakia gained its independence.
  • 1919 – The United States Congress passed the Volstead Act.
  • 1922 – First US coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game.
  • 1924 – French-Russian trade agreement was signed.
  • 1936 – U.S. President Roosevelt rededicated the Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary.
  • 1938Germany expelled approximately 17000 Polish Jews.
  • 1940 –  Italy invaded Greece, during World War II.
  • 1944Russia & Bulgaria signed a weapons pact.
  • 1948 – The flag of Israel was adopted.
  • 1949 – Eugenie Moore Anderson was sworn in by U.S. President Harry Truman as the U.S. ambassador to Denmark.
  • 1955 – Egypt and Saudi Arabia signed a defense treaty.
  • 1956 – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the 6th President of Iran, was born.
  • 1958 – Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was elected Pope, and took the name, John XXIII.
  • 1971 – The United Kingdom became the 6th nation to have a satellite in orbit with the launch of Prospero.
  • 1974 – The United States performed a nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 1990 – Iraq announced that it was halting gasoline rationing.
  • 1994 – U.S. President Clinton visited Kuwait and implied that all the troops there would be home by Christmas.
  • 2007Argentina elected its first female president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
  • 2012 – Syrian ceasefire collapsed, killing 128 people in ongoing civil war violence.
  • 2020Tanzania re-elected President John Magufuli, with opposition parties calling the vote fraudulent.

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