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October 28

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
2004The last Boeing 757 jetliner rolls off the assembly line at its Everett, Washington, plant.
2003A Russian Soyuz space capsule brings US astronaut Ed Lu and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko safely to Earth in Kazakhstan, after six months aboard the International Space Station.
1995The Atlanta Braves win the World Series, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 4 games to 2.
1965The Gateway Arch is completed in St. Louis, MO, at a cost of $15 million.

Pope Paul VI
 Pope Paul VI decrees that Jews are absolved of blame for the crucifixion of Christ.
 (photo credit: NARA)


1962US president John F. Kennedy and Russian Premier Kruschev reach agreement on the Cuban missile crisis.
1961Groundbreaking ceremonies take place for Shea Stadium at Flushing Meadows, NY.
1958Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli is elected Pope; he takes the name John XXIII.
1949Eugenie Anderson, the first US woman ambassador, is sworn in.
1922Benito Mussolini takes control and brings fascism to Italy.
1919The US Congress overrides the presidential veto of the Volstead Prohibition Act.
1886US president Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, in New York Harbor.
1793Eli Whitney applies for a patent for his cotton gin.
1726The Jonathan Swift fantasy Gulliver's Travels is first published.
1636Harvard College is founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1492Explorer Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba and claims it for Spain.
1348  The third wave of the Great Plague hits the Old World.

Born today:

1974  Joaquin Phoenix - actor

1967  Julia Roberts - actress

1962  Daphne Zuniga - actress

1961  Bob Melvin - Seattle Mariners manager (2003, 2004 seasons)

1955  Bill Gates - Microsoft founder and CEO

1952  Annie Potts - actress

1949  Bruce Jenner - 1976 Olympic gold medalist, sportscaster

1948  Rick Reynolds - guitarist (Black Oak Arkansas)

1948  Telma Hopkins - actress, singer (Tony Orlando and Dawn)

1945  Wayne Fontana - singer (The Mindbenders)

1944  Dennis Franz - actor

1941  Hank Marvin - lead guitarist (The Shadows)

1939  Jane Alexander - actress

1937  Lenny Wilkens - basketball player, coach

1937  Charlie Daniels - singer, guitarist, fiddler

1934  Jim Beatty - first to break the 4-minute mile

1929  Joan Plowright - actress, wife of actor Lawrence Olivier

1926  Bowie Kuhn - baseball commissioner

1914  Jonas Salk - polio vaccine discoverer

1907  Edith Head - costume designer

1902  Elsa Lanchester - actress, wife of actor Charles Laughton

1896  Howard Hanson - composer

1846  Georges Escoffier - gourmet chef

1842  Anna Dickinson - women's rights advocate


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