Historical Events For Year 1928

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February 25, 1928

The first to hold a television license from the Federal Radio Commission is Washington, D.C.'s Charles Jenkins Laboratories.
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March 21, 1928

The Medal of Honor is presented to Charles Lindbergh for his first Transatlantic flight.
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March 26, 1928

The National Academy of Art, later known as the China Academy of Art, is founded in Hangzhou.

April 10, 1928

Assassinations and bombings preface the primary elections of the United States Republican Party in Chicago in what is known as the "Pineapple Primary."
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April 12, 1928

17 bystanders are killed in a bombing attempt made against Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini in Milan.
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April 12–14, 1928

A German Junkers W33 Bremen makes the first east–west transatlantic flight going from Dublin, Ireland, to Greenly Island, Canada.
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May 7, 1928

The Representation of the People Act in the United Kingdom passes, giving women equal suffrage and lowering their voting age to 21.

June 17–18, 1928

Wilmer Stultz pilots a flight with the first woman passenger, Amelia Earhart, to make a Transatlantic flight from Newfoundland to Wales.
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July 3, 1928

The world's first color television transmission is demonstrated by British inventor John Logie Baird.
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Jul 28–Aug 12, 1928

The lighting of the Olympic flame opens the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. Read More

August 2, 1928

The Italo-Ethiopian Treaty is signed by Italy and Ethiopia.

August 16, 1928

Carl Panzram, a serial killer, is arrested for burglary in Washington, D.C., confesses to committing the murder of 21 people, and admits that "for all these things I am not in the least bit sorry."
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August 22, 1928

The Democratic presidential nomination is simulcasted by WGY/W2XB on radio and television, with Al Smith accepting the nomination.
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August 27, 1928

The first treaty to outlaw aggressive war, the Kellogg–Briand Pact, is signed in Paris. Read More

September 3, 1928

A demonstration of the world's first all-electronic television system is made by Philo Farnsworth to the Press in San Francisco.

October 26, 1928

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is established. Read More

November 4, 1928

In a hotel in Manhattan New York, the city's most notorious gambler, Arnold Rothstein, is shot to death over a poker game.
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November 6, 1928

Democrat Al Smith is defeated by a large majority by Republican Herbert Hoover in the run for President.
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November 17, 1928

The Boston Garden opens to the public in Boston, Massachusetts. Read More