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This Day in History for October 28

1790 – New York gives up claim to Vermont for $30,000.

1793 – Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin.

1858 – R.H. Macy & Co. opens 1st store, (6th Ave-NYC).  Gross receipts $11.06.

1886 – Statue of Liberty dedicated by US President Grover Cleveland, celebrated by first confetti (ticker tape) parade in New York City.

1904 – St. Louis police try a new investigation method – fingerprints.

1913 – “Krazy Kat” comic strip by George Herriman debuts in NY Journal.

1922 – First US coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game.

1929 – Dow Jones plummets 38.33 pts (13%) to 260.64.

1941 – “How Green Was My Valley” based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn, directed by John Ford and starring Walter Pidgeon and Maureen O’Hara premieres in New York (Best Picture 1942)

1953 – Red Barber, resigns as Dodger sportscaster to join Yankees.

1962 – NY Giant Y.A. Tittle passes for 7 touchdowns vs Washington Redskins (49-34)

1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis: US President JFK receives letter from Soviet Leader Khrushchev suggesting agreement.

1974 – Luna 23 launched (landing of Moon)

1986 – The centennial of the Statue of Liberty’s dedication is celebrated in New York Harbor.

1988 – Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen gives $10 million to University of Washington library.

1995 – World Series Baseball: Atlanta Braves beat Cleveland Indians, 1-0 in Game 6 at Atlanta – Fulton County Stadium to win their 3rd title: MVP: Braves starter Tom Glavine.

2005 – Plame affair: Lewis Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, is indicted in the Valerie Plame case.  Libby resigned later that day.

2009 – NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its later-cancelled Constellation program.

2015 – World Health Organization ranks Tuberculosis alongside HIV as world’s deadliest infectious diseases, killing 1.2 million (2014)

2018 – World Series Baseball: Boston Red Sox beats LA Dodgers, 5-1 in Game 5 at Dodger Stadium to win 9th title in franchise history.  MVP: Boston utility Steve Pearce.

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