Osun Defender History Corner: October 28th In Focus

Osun Defender History Corner: October 28th In Focus
  • PublishedOctober 28, 2023

Today on the history corner, we took a trip down, in the realm of flashback and we were able to recall some events that marked this day.

October 28th, 312

Roman Emperor Constantine the Great defeated Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, securing his control over the Western Roman Empire.

October 28th, 1636

Harvard University was founded in Massachusetts, becoming the first institution of higher learning in what would become the United States.

October 28th, 1886

The Statue of Liberty, a gift from France to the United States, was dedicated on Bedloe’s Island (now Liberty Island) in New York Harbor.

October 28th, 1919

The Volstead Act is passed, enforcing Prohibition in the United States.

October 28th, 192w

Benito Mussolini becomes the Prime Minister of Italy, marking the beginning of his Fascist regime.

October 28th, 1962

The Cuban Missile Crisis came to a peaceful resolution as the U.S. agrees to remove missiles from Turkey, and the USSR withdraws its missiles from Cuba.

October 28th, 1965

Pope Paul VI became the first Pope to visit the United States.

October 28th, 1986

The International Red Cross deployed to help civilians in the ongoing Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

October 28th, 2007

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was elected as the first female President of Argentina.

October 28th, 2014

The One World Trade Center officially opens, becoming the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

October 28th, 2015

An earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan killed over 300 people and caused extensive damage.

October 28th, 2018

Jair Bolsonaro was elected as the President of Brazil.

Please note that these are just a few historical events that happened on October 28th. History is full of numerous other significant events on this day, ranging from politics and warfare to cultural and scientific milestones.

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