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October 28th, 2006EventFuneral service for the peace of the executed at Bykivnia forest, outside of Kiev, Ukraine, with reburial of 817 Ukrainian civilians (out of some 100,000) executed by Bolsheviks at Bykivnia in 1930s - early 1940s.
October 28th, 2005EventPlame affair: Lewis Libby, Vice-president Dick Cheney s chief of staff, is indicted in the Valerie Plame case. Libby resigns later that day.
October 28th, 1998EventAn Air China (Mainland China) jetliner is hijacked by disgruntled pilot Yuan Bin and flown to Taiwan.
October 28th, 1986EventThe centennial of the Statue of Liberty s dedication is re-celebrated in New York Harbor.
October 28th, 1985EventMikhail Gorbachev becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party in the Soviet Union.
October 28th, 1985EventSandinista Daniel Ortega becomes president of Nicaragua and makes peace overtures to the United States; American policy continues to support the Contras in their revolt against the Nicaraguan government.
October 28th, 1982EventSpanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) wins elections, leading to first Socialist government in Spain after death of Franco. Felipe Gonzalez becomes Prime Minister-elect.
October 28th, 1971EventBritain launches its first (and as of 2007, only) satellite, Prospero, into low Earth orbit atop a Black Arrow carrier rocket.
October 28th, 1970EventThe land speed record set by Gary Gabelich in a rocket-powered automobile called the Blue Flame, fueled with natural gas.
October 28th, 1965EventNostra Aetate, the "Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions" of the Second Vatican Council, is promulgated by Pope Paul VI; it absolves the Jews of the alleged killing of Jesus, reversing Innocent III s declaration from 760 years ago. In short, Pope Paul VI announces that the ecumenical council has decided that Jews are not collectively responsible for the killing of Christ.

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