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This Day in History for October 28

This Day In History1776 – Battle of White Plains: George Washington retreats to New Jersey.

1790 – New York gives up claims 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 – Statute 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 points (13%) to 260.64.

1943 – German submarine U-220 sunk by US aircraft in the Atlantic.

1954 – N Richard Nash’ “Rainmaker” premieres in NYC.

1954 – Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded to Ernest Hemingway.

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

1965 – Gateway Arch (630′ (190m) high) completed in St. Louis, Missouri.

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

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

1993 – Cleveland Metroparks lease Brookside Park for Cleveland for 99 years.

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

2009 – NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launched 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)

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