Today in History – 28 October

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Today in History - 28 October

1492

Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba and claims it for Spain

1538

The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomas de Aquino, was established on Hispaniola.

1627

Jahangir, Mughal emperor, weak from asthma and no food, died at Bhimghar near Kashmir. He was buried at Shahdara (Lahore) on the banks of the Ravi.

1848

The first railroad in Spain – between Barcelona and Mataró – was opened.

1811

Yashwantrao Holkar, a diplomat of Peshwa kingdom, died.

1867

Swami Vivekanand Sister Nivedita, great freedom fighter, revolutionary and politician, was born at Dunganon in Ireland.

1888

Gandhiji reaches London. Lives on vegatarian diet. Takes lessons in dancing and music for a short time, thinking they are necessary parts of a gentleman’s equipment.

1914

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, founded at Howard University, incorporates

1922

First US coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game

1922

Benito Mussolini took control of the government of Italy.

1946

Gandhiji leaves for Calcutta. Riots break out in Bihar.

1947

Sheikh Mohammad Abdulla invited to form an interim government in J&K.

1962

US pledges to rush arms to India.

1974

Luna 23 launched (landing on Moon)

1981

Underground Metro Train Compartments were tested on trial basis at Calcutta.

1982

NASA launches RCA-E

1992

Karnataka government withdraws order allowing nine private organisations to start capitation fee for engineering colleges.

1997

Cabinet permits RBI to issue rupee notes of 1000 denomination.

1997

Gold import placed under Open General Licence.

1999

Insurance Bill is introduced amid protest in the Lok Sabha.

2009

NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its later-cancelled Constellation program.

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