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On This Day: October 28th

This is 301st day of the year and 64 days remain in the year.

in history
1793
Eli Whitney applied for a patent for the cotton gin.
1886
The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland.
1919
Congress passed the Volstead Act, or the National Prohibition Act, over President Woodrow Wilson's veto.
1922
Benito Mussolini took control of the government of Italy.
1940
Italy invaded Greece during World War II.
1958
A new pope was elected—Pope John XXIII.
1962
Nikita Khrushchev told the U.S. that he had ordered the dismantling of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.
October 28 BirthdaysJonas Salk1914–1995, 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.
Edith Headfashion designer
Dennis Franzactor
Brad Paisleysinger, Songwriter
Julia Robertsactress
Joaquin Phoenixactor
Evelyn Waughnovelist
Bill Gatescomputer industry pioneer
Gilbert H. Grosvenoreditor
Auguste Escoffierauthority on cooking
Eliphalet Remingtongun manufacturer



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