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List of October 28th Major News Events

  1. 1826 The Statue of Liberty
  2. 1919 Volstead Act (National Prohibition Act)
  3. 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis Ends
  4. 1929 Wall Street Crash Black Monday
  5. 1965 U.S.A. Gateway Arch

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28 Oct, 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis Ends

1962 : Cuban Missile Crisis

1. 22nd October: President Kennedy, tells Americans that missiles have been discovered in Cuba which had the potential to attack the United States with nuclear warheads.

2. 23rd - 24th October: Strategic Air Command goes to DEFCON 2, for the only time in history. The Naval Blockade of Cuba by United States begins.

3. 27th October: The U.S. informs its NATO allies that the United States may find it necessary within a very short time in its interest and that of its fellow nations in the Western Hemisphere to take whatever military action may be necessary including invasion of Cuba.

4. October 28th : Nikita Khrushchev informed the United States that he had ordered the dismantling of Soviet missile bases in Cuba. The US informs the Soviet Union that they will not invade Cuba.

28 Oct, 1936 Spain Civil War

1936 : As the Nationalist forces approach Madrid fears that the defense forces will quickly crumble may lead to mass slaughter by the rebel fascist forces with much bloodshed. The cause of the current government may well be lost and they will be forced to move their base to Catalonia where the loyalist support is much stronger.

28 Oct, 1826 The Statue of Liberty

1826 : The Statue of Liberty is dedicated by Grover Cleveland on October 28th, 1886. The Statue was built in France and and funded by the French people and was shipped in 1885 to New York and placed onto Liberty Island in New York Harbor.

1919 Volstead Act (National Prohibition Act)

Congress passes the Volstead Act (National Prohibition Act) which establishes the definition of illegal liquor and the punishments for making it 18th Amendment / Prohibition Timeline

28 Oct, 1922 Italy Mussolini

1922 : King Victor Emmanuel III hands over power to Mussolini who was supported by the military.

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28 Oct, 1927 U.S.A. Smugglers

1927 : 150 kegs of the genuine scotch whisky described as 140% proof bearing the label of Perth Scotland has been captured in New Haven, Connecticut after being landed at smugglers cove.

28 Oct, 1929 Wall Street Crash Black Monday

1929 : The Monday starting the two days of the Wall Street Crash often referred to as Black Monday. Following the crash on the 24th (Black Thursday) over the weekend a number of investors decided to pull out of the market (Monday 13% drop) and by the the next day (Tuesday another 12% drop) as word spread the number of investors attempting to sell shares sent the market into a downward spiral. Although the Wall Street Crash was not the only factor in the following decade of the Great Depression, the decisions made by government over the crash are considered to have had a major impact on how bad and how long the depression was.

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From 1984 Toys Page

  • The A-Team Pedal Car From The 1980s The A-Team Van
    Price: $69.99

    Cruise with the bower of direct drive pedal action on the A-Team Van. 4x4 styling with high gloss finish and a full-color photo of the A-Team on the hood. Has plastic body with independent front suspension, steel steering rods, and rear "roll" bar.

  • Barbie Dream Store Fashion Department From The 1980s Barbie Dream Store Fashion Department
    Manufacturer: Mattel

    Price: $19.99

    The Barbie Dream Store Fashion Department has three displays for dresses, jewelry, and accessories.

  • Barbie Star Traveler From The 1980s Barbie Star Traveler
    Manufacturer: Mattel

    Price: $39.99

    Barbie's Motor Home with a driver's cabin that features bucket seats and a "CB radio".

28 Oct, 1933 Diphtheria, Tuberculosis and Scarlet Fever

1933 : As the number affected by poverty through the lack of work increases, the corresponding increase in disease continue with Diphtheria, Tuberculosis and scarlet fever all on the increase.

28 Oct, 1942 U.S.A. Coffee Rationing

1942 : The government has announced that the nationwide rationing of Coffee will begin on November 28th.

28 Oct, 1942 Canada Alaska Highway

1942 : The Alaska Highway (Alcan Highway) connecting the contiguous U.S. to Alaska through Canada is completed through Canada to Richardson Highway in Delta Junction, Alaska. The highway is approx 1,680 miles long starting in Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Delta Junction.

28 Oct, 1948 Germany War Crimes

1948 : Nine more Germans convicted of war crimes were hanged today as the US Army continued with executions of those convicted of war crimes. The total now is 29 hanged at Landsberg prison since October 15th.

28 Oct, 1965 U.S.A. Gateway Arch

October 28th, 1965 : The Gateway Arch, a 630 ft high parabola of stainless steel marking the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial on the waterfront of St. Louis, Missouri is completed.

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From 1980s Ladies Fashions Page

  • 1983 Side Button Dress

    From 1983 Side Button Dress

    Price: $24.00

    Description : Intriguing side-buttons let you be as daring as you wish! Dress has an elasticized peplum-waist and a vinyl-patent belt. Polyester knit in stand-out magenta with black print.

  • 1984 Colorblock Dress

    From 1984 Colorblock Dress

    Price: $28.00

    Description : Bold geometrics brighten the festivities in an easy chemise with color-blocked front. Off-white, purple and black on camel. Keyhole back with button closure. Long sleeves.

28 Oct, 2001 Pakistan Islamic Extremists

2001 : Islamic extremist gunmen burst into a church in eastern Pakistan killing 18 people including children who were at prayer.

28 Oct, 2005 U.S.A. Libby Indicted

October 28th, 2005 : I. Lewis Libby, Jr., chief of staff to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, resigns following indictment on five federal felony charges. He is charged with obstruction of justice, perjury to a Grand Jury, and making false statements to the FBI in the Justice Department's investigation into the Plame leak.

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28 Oct, 2007 March for Land Rights Reaches Delhi

2007 : Tens of thousands of landless Indian farmers and tribal people reach Delhi after a three-week march of 200 miles for land rights. During the last few years as India continues progress with increased industrial production and power plants, many farmers have had land taken away for these projects and recieved nothing in return leaving them with no way of supporting families.

28 Oct, 2011 UK Women Equal in Throne Succession

October 28th, 2011 : Commonwealth leaders unanimously agreed that female heirs to the throne would be equal in the rules of succession. The ruling means that sons and daughters of British monarchs will have equal claim to the throne. The previous rules, that had been in place for over three hundred years, stated that first-born sons had the right to the throne and daughters would only inherit the monarchy had no sons been born or survived. They also agreed to lift the ban that stated British monarchs could not marry Roman Catholics.

28 Oct, 2012 Nigeria Suicide Bomb Attack Against Church

2012 : A truck carrying explosives drove into a Catholic church in Kaduna, Nigeria killing seven and injuring more. While no group claimed the attack it was believed that it could have been by the Boko Haram Islamic militant group that has targeted the city before.

28 Oct, 2013 Putin Welcomes Gay Athletes

October 28th, 2013 : Russian president Vladimir Putin has declared the gay athletes would be welcome at the upcoming Winter Olympics to be held in the Russian city of Sochi. The country had come under criticism for passing several anti-gay laws including one that banned "gay propaganda" and many gay rights groups feared that it would not be a safe place for gay athletes at the Olympics.

Born This Day In History October 28

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Bill Gates

Born: 28th October 1955 Seattle, Washington

Known For : Together with Paul Allen the founder of Microsoft best known for the Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office suite of productivity software. The company took off when IBM awarded a contract to Microsoft to provide a version of the CP/M operating system, which was set to be used in the upcoming IBM Personal Computer (PC)/ DOS (Disk Operating System). He is also one of the richest men in the world and is also known for his philanthropy donating large amounts of money to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Jonas Salk

Born: 28th October 1914 New York City, New York

Known For : He is best known for the first vaccine against the deadly Polio (Infantile Paralysis). What is not so well known is the funding for the development came from the March of Dimes Foundation which was established as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis in 1938 to defeat the epidemic disease polio. During the early 1950's polio got to epidemic proportions and in 1952 58,000 cases of Polio were reported with over 3,000 deaths in just the US. Because of the work by Jonas Salk and later Albert Sabin polio has been eradicated from most countries in the world.