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1928 (Roman Numerals: MCMXXVIII) was the 28th year of the 20th century. 1928 was a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Sunday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1928.
News Events of 1928
Chiang Kai-shek becomes head of Chinese Nationalist government in Nanjing.
Walt Disney makes his first animated cartoon featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse - "Plane Crazy".
Amelia Earhart becomes first woman to cross the Atlantic in a plane.
George Gershwin composes "An American In Paris".
Eleven countries signed the Kellogg-Briand Pact that renounces war as an instrument of national policy.
Amelia Earhart is the first women to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Haile Selassie crowned King (not yet Emperor) of Ethiopia.
Zog I, Skanderbeg III is crowned king of Albania.
Stalin launches the USSR's first Five-Year Plan.
Turkey switches from the Arabic-based Turkish alphabet to a Latin-based Turkish alphabet.
Elliot Ness placed in charge of the alcohol prohibition unit in Chicago.
Sliced bread is offered for sale for the first time ever by the Chillicothe Baking Company.
Sports in 1928
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