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This Day in History – October 28

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This Day In History

1636 – Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts founded.

1646 – First Protestant church assembly for American Indians (established in Massachusetts).

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 try a new investigation method – fingerprints.

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

1929 – Dow Jones plummets 38.33 points (13%) to 260.63.

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

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

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

1971 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono record “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” in NYC.

1978 – Bobby Orr scores his last career NHL goal (vs Detroit Red Wings).

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.

1992 – Lee Jang rim predicts today would be the end of the world!

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

2015 – Longest ever 1st game of Baseball World Series (5h 9min), Kansas City Royals defeat New York Mets 5-4, also joint longest by innings.

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

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