Calendar for October 28th, 2012

1492: Christopher Columbus discovered Cuba and claimed it for Spain

1636: Harvard College founded in Massachusetts

Died 1704: John Locke (philosopher)

Died 1818: Abigail Adams (U.S. First Lady)

1886: The Statue of Liberty was dedicated by President Cleveland

1904: St. Louis police became the first in the U.S. to use fingerprinting

Born 1909: Francis Bacon (painter)

Born 1914: Dr. Jonas Salk (discovered polio vaccine)

Born 1927: Cleo Laine (singer)

Born 1929: Joan Plowright (actress)

Born 1936: Charlie Daniels (musician)

Born 1937: Lenny Wilkens (basketball player, coach)

Born 1939: Jane Alexander (actress)

Born 1944: Dennis Franz (actor)

Born 1949: Bruce Jenner (athlete)

1950: The Jack Benny Show made its television debut

1954: Ernest Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature

Born 1955: Bill Gates (Microsoft founder)

Born 1963: Lauren Holly (actress)

Born 1965: Jami Gertz (actress)

Born 1967: Julia Roberts (actress)

Born 1972: Brad Paisley (country singer)

Born 1974: Joaquin Phoenix (actor)

Died 2006: Red Auerbach (basketball coach)

2007: The Boston Red Sox swept the Colorado Rockies to win the World Series

2007: Mike Lowell of the Boston Red Sox was named World Series MVP

Died 2007: Porter Wagoner (country music singer)