October 28

This Day in History

1985

Paintings Stolen in "Theft of the Century"

On this day in 1985, a gang of five armed professional art thieves brazenly stole nine Impressionist paintings of immense artistic and financial value from the Musée Marmottan in Paris. The curator, … (more...)

1916

Young Men Must Go! – The 1916 Referendum

Few issues have been as contentious and divisive in Australia as that of conscription to the military - particularly when active service is involved. The situation surrounding Australia’s … (more...)

1886

Statue of Liberty Dedicated

U.S. President Grover Cleveland officially dedicates the Statue of Liberty. Designed by Frederic Bartholdi, the statue was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United … (more...)

1061

Antipope Honorius II Is Elected

On this day in 1061, in opposition to Pope Alexander II and the Catholic Church’s nascent reform movement, an assembly of bishops elected Pietro Cadalus as Pope Honorius II. Since his papacy existed … (more...)