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Notable Historical Events for October 28th

1962Cuban missile crisis: US President Kennedy receives letter from Soviet Leaderr Khrushchev suggesting agreement

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

1492Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba and claims it for Spain

1793Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin

1936FDR rededicates Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary

306Mark Aurelius Valerius Maxentius proclaimed emperor of Rome

2001The indie cult hit "Donnie Darko", starring Jake Gyllenhaal, is released

312Emperor Constantine the Great beats rival Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge

1954Nobel prize for literature awarded to Ernest Hemingway

1922Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy's government

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Notable Birthdays on October 28th

1937Lenny Wilkens, Brooklyn New York, NBA Point Guard and Head Coach (Seattle SuperSonics)

1967Julia Roberts, Smyrna Georgia, actress (Mystic Pizza, Pretty Woman)

1955Bill Gates [William Henry], Seattle Wash, billionaire founder/CEO (Microsoft)

1914Jonas Salk, NYC, medical reseacher (polio vaccine)

1466Desiderius Erasmus, Holland, humanist and theologian (The Praise of Folly), (d. 1536)

1956Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Aradan, Iran, President of Iran (2005-)

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Notable Weddings on October 28th

1533Prince Henry of France (later Henry II) (14) marries Florentine noblewoman Catherine de' Medici (14)

2004Economist Joseph E. Stiglitz (61) weds professor Anya Schiffrin (41) at the Municipal Building in New York

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Notable Deaths on October 28th

1818Abigail Adams, 2nd first lady (1797-1801), dies of typhoid fever at 73

1704John Locke, English philosopher (2 treatises of government), dies at 72

2006Red Auerbach, American basketball coach and executive, dies of a heart attack at 89

1998Ted Hughes, British Poet Laureate dies aged 68

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