This was 302nd day of the year and 64 days remained in the year.

October 28 Birthdays

Jonas Salk
1914–1995, American physician and microbiologist, born in New York City, B.S. College of the City of New York, 1934, M.D. New York Univ. College of Medicine, 1939.

Eliphalet Remington
gun manufacturer (1793)

Auguste Escoffier
authority on cooking (1846)

Gilbert H. Grosvenor
editor (1875)

Edith Head
fashion designer (1897)

Evelyn Waugh
novelist (1903)

Dennis Franz
actor (1944)

Bill Gates
computer industry pioneer (1955)

Julia Roberts
actress (1967)

Brad Paisley
singer, Songwriter (1972)

Joaquin Phoenix
actor (1974)

October 28 in History


Eli Whitney applied for a patent for the cotton gin.


The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland.


Congress passed the Volstead Act, or the National Prohibition Act, over President Woodrow Wilson's veto.


Benito Mussolini took control of the government of Italy.


Italy invaded Greece during World War II.


A new pope was elected—Pope John XXIII.


Nikita Khrushchev told the U.S. that he had ordered the dismantling of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.

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