What Happened In History Year 1928

Historical Events for the Year 1928

  • 25th February » Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a television license from the Federal Radio Commission.
  • 28th February » C.V. Raman discovers the Raman effect.
  • 12th March » In California, the St. Francis Dam fails; the resulting floods kill over 600 people.
  • 21st March » Charles Lindbergh is presented with the Medal of Honor for the first solo trans-Atlantic Ocean called Atlantic flight.
  • 12th April » The Bremen (aircraft) or Bremen, a German Junkers W33 type aircraft, takes off for the first successful transatlantic aeroplane flight from east to west.
  • 14th April » The Bremen (aircraft) e.g Bremen, a German Junkers W33 type aircraft, reaches Greenly Island, Canada - the first successful transatlantic aeroplane flight from east to west.
  • 19th April » The 125th and final fascicle of the 'Oxford English Dictionary' is published.
  • 3rd May » Japanese atrocities in Jinan Incident named Jinan, China.
  • 15th May » Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, Plane Crazy
  • 4th June » The President of the Republic of China, Zhang Zuolin, is assassinated by Japanese agents.
  • 8th June » Second Northern Expedition: The National Revolutionary Army captures Peking, whose name is changed to Beijing ("Northern Capital").
  • 9th June » Charles Kingsford Smith completes the first trans-Pacific flight in a Fokker F.VII e.g Fokker Trimotor monoplane, the 'Southern Cross (aircraft) or Southern Cross'.
  • 18th June » Aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean (she is a passenger; Wilmer Stultz is the aviator named pilot and Lou Gordon the mechanic).
  • 29th June » The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York are both opened.
  • 27th July » Tich Freeman becomes the only Bowling (cricket) bowler ever to take 200 first-class cricket first-class Wicket Dismissing a batsman wickets before the end of July.
  • 27th August » The Kellogg–Briand Pact outlawing war is signed by the first fifteen nations to do so. Ultimately sixty-one nations will sign it.
  • 1st September » Ahmet Zogu declares Albania to be a monarchy and proclaims himself king.
  • 7th September » The first Tour de Pologne began.
  • 16th September » The 1928 Okeechobee hurricane e.g Okeechobee hurricane strikes southeastern Florida, killing more than 2,500 people. It is the third deadliest natural disaster in United States history, behind the Galveston hurricane of 1900 and the 1906 San Francisco ear
  • 18th September » Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro crossing of the English Channel.
  • 27th September » The Republic of China is recognized by the United States.
  • 28th September » The Parliament of the United Kingdom named U.K. Parliament passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis (drug) named cannabis.
  • 28th September » Alexander Fleming e.g Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacterium named bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.
  • 1st October » The Soviet Union introduces its First five-year plan (Soviet Union) or First five-year plan.
  • 2nd October » The "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", commonly known as 'Opus Dei', is founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá.
  • 10th October » Chiang Kai-Shek becomes President of the Republic of China known as Chairman of the Republic of China.
  • 15th October » The airship, 'LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin known as Graf Zeppelin' completes its first trans-Atlantic flight, landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States.
  • 22nd October » Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.
  • 28th October » Declaration of the Youth Pledge in Indonesia, the first time Indonesia Raya, now the national anthem, was sung.
  • 1st November » The 'Law on the Adoption and Implementation of the Turkish alphabet known as Turkish Alphabet', replacing the version of the Arabic alphabet previously used with the Latin alphabet, comes into force in Turkey.
  • 6th November » Arnold Rothstein, the head of the Jewish mob in New York, was shot and mortally wounded on the 4 Nov., and died on 6 Nov.; He was assassinated by George "Hump" McManus, for failing to pay a large gambling debt.
  • 12th November » SS Vestris sinks approximately convert 200 mi km off Hampton Roads, Virginia, killing at least 110 passengers, mostly women and children who die after the vessel is abandoned.
  • 15th November » The Royal National Lifeboat Institution e.g RNLI lifeboat RNLB Mary Stanford (ON 661) or 'Mary Stanford' capsized in Rye Harbour with the loss of the entire 17 man crew.
  • 6th December » The government of Colombia Banana massacre called sends military forces to suppress a month-long strike action known as strike by United Fruit Company workers, resulting in an unknown number of deaths.
  • 17th December » Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru assassinate British police officer James Saunders in Lahore, Punjab region known as Punjab, to avenge the death of Lala Lajpat Rai at the hands of the police. The three were executed

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