Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: What a day is today - October 28

I have always loved history. For me, history lessons were like a time machine. Every so often, I open the calendar of events and dates to analyse something and make my own forecast for the future. So, what’s up today. By the way, October 28 is the 301st day of the year. There are 64 days left until the New Year!

On October 28, Russia celebrates the Day of Grandparents, which is a worthy addition to the series of family holidays. Grandparents are usually the oldest family members, towards whom everyone else shows great love and respect. At least, ideally, it should be so. In Russia, Grandparents Day has been celebrated since 2009, and October 28 was chosen because it was at the end of October that the ancient Slavs celebrated Autumn Grandfathers - a holiday designed to strengthen ties with ancestors and unite generations.
On October 28, 1886, 135 years ago, the Statue of Liberty was officially opened in New York. The Statue of Liberty (official name is "Liberty Enlightening the World") stands at the mouth of the Hudson in New York harbour and welcomes guests and immigrants, as well as returning home Americans. It was made by the sculptor Frederic Bartholdi, while the internal steel framework was designed by Gustave Eiffel. The copper statue of the Goddess of Liberty was a gift of France on the centenary of American independence and as a sign of friendship between the two states.

On October 28, 1892, in Paris, the artist and inventor Emile Reynaud showed the audience an "optical theatre". The talented inventor for the first time publicly demonstrated his praxinoscope apparatus, which showed moving pictures. This date is now considered the beginning of the era of animated films.

On the evening of October 28, 1943, at Stalin's dacha in Kuntsevo, the country's top leader endorsed the text of the Anthem of the Soviet Union, composed by Sergei Mikhalkov and Gabriel El-Registan, with Stalin's pencil amendments. Thus, the couplet: "The noble union of the free peoples" was corrected by Joseph Stalin to "The unbreakable union of free republics."
On October 28, 1943, according to a few conspiracy theorists, the "Philadelphia Experiment" took place, during which the destroyer Eldridge with a crew of 181 sailors allegedly disappeared and then teleported for several tens of kilometres. When the destroyer disappeared, a greenish fog was observed. Of the total crew of 181 sailors, only 21 returned unharmed. The sailors from the Eldridge crew who have survived to this day deny that the experiment had been carried out and consider it to be fiction.