1928 (9 Fire Year / 3 Tree 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

February 25- The Federal Radio Commission issues the first television broadcast license.
[entertainment / communications / advertising]

April 10- The U.S. Republican Party primary elections in Chicago are preceded by assassinations and bombings.
[chaos]
[expansive / explosive]

April 12- A bomb attack against Mussolini kills 17 bystanders in Milan.
[expansive / explosive]

May 15- The animated short Plane Crazy is released by Disney Studios, featuring the first appearances of Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
[entertainment / communications / advertising]

June 18- Amelia Earhart successfully crosses the Atlantic Ocean. Nine years later, she disappears over the Pacific.
[notable observation]

July 28- The first Coca Cola mass ad campaign in Europe, during the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam.
[entertainment / communications / advertising]

November 18- Mickey Mouse appears in Steamboat Willie, the first sound cartoon.
[entertainment / communications / advertising]

January 10- Comic book character Tintin makes his debut. He goes on to be published in over 200 million comic books in 60 languages.
[entertainment / communications / advertising]
[expansive]

January 17- Popeye debuts.
[entertainment / communications / advertising]