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Notable Historical Events for October 28th

1936FDR rededicates Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary

1893Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducts first performance of his Symphony Number Six in B minor, "Pathetique"

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

1886Statue of Liberty dedicated by US President Grover Cleveland, celebrated by first confetti (ticker tape) parade in New York City

306Mark Aurelius Valerius Maxentius proclaimed emperor of Rome

1793Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin

1928Bradman scores 131 NSW v Queensland, 212 mins, 14 fours

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

1492Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba and claims it for Spain

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 28th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 28th

1863Painter Edouard Manet (31) weds Suzanne Leenhoff (34)

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

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Notable Deaths on October 28th

312Maxentius, Roman emperor (306-312), drowns at the Battle of Milvian Bridge at 34

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

1998Ted Hughes, British Poet Laureate dies aged 68

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

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