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1928 Newspaper Headlines Summary

DateEvent
6-7th January 1928The River Thames floods in London; fourteen people drown.

11th February 1928

The Second Olympic Winter Games open in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

12th February 1928

Heavy hail storms kill eleven people in England.
22nd February 1928Birth of Bruce Forsyth, English entertainer.
12th March 1928Malta becomes a British dominion. The island gains independence from the United Kingdom in 1964.
12th April 1928 A bomb attack against Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini kills seventeen bystanders in Milan.
12th April 1928The first ever east-west transatlantic flight sets off from Dublin, Ireland, destined for Greenly in Canada.
22nd April 1928The last section of the original Oxford English Dictionary, ‘wise’ - ‘wyze‘, is completed and ready for publication.
15th May 1928The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia commences operations.
2nd July 1928The 1928 Representation of the People Act becomes law, extending the right to vote to all women over the age of 21-years in the United Kingdom.
28th July 1928The 1928 Summer Olympics officially open in Amsterdam.
15th September 1928Tich Freeman takes an all-time record of 304 wickets in a single English cricket season.
28th September 1928Alexander Fleming discovers Penicillin.
18th November 1928Mickey Mouse appears in “Steamboat Willie“. It is the first Mickey Mouse cartoon released, as well as the first sound film.


For anyone with an interest in this year, our 1928 newspaper headlines are a great place to start. All the original newspapers are preserved in the condition as when the paper first went to print, meaning you’ll receive first-hand accounts of reports, articles and adverts from those who were present at the time. A single newspaper could open up an entirely unique view of how history once was.

Not found what you’re looking for? If you want an exact newspaper on particular events or persons, you can contact research@historic-newspapers.co.uk for in-depth articles.

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