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Calendar for October 28th, 2014

1490s

  • 1492: Christopher Columbus discovered Cuba and claimed it for Spain

  • 1630s

  • 1636: Harvard College founded in Massachusetts

  • 1700s

  • Died 1704: John Locke (philosopher)

  • 1810s

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

  • 1880s

  • 1886: The Statue of Liberty was dedicated by President Cleveland

  • 1900s

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

  • Born 1909: Francis Bacon (painter)

  • 1910s

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

  • 1920s

  • Born 1927: Cleo Laine (singer)

  • Born 1929: Joan Plowright (actress)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1936: Charlie Daniels (musician)

  • Born 1937: Lenny Wilkens (basketball player, coach)

  • Born 1939: Jane Alexander (actress)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1944: Dennis Franz (actor)

  • Born 1949: Bruce Jenner (athlete)

  • 1950s

  • 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)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1963: Lauren Holly (actress)

  • Born 1965: Jami Gertz (actress)

  • Born 1967: Julia Roberts (actress)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1972: Brad Paisley (country singer)

  • Born 1974: Joaquin Phoenix (actor)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2006: Red Auerbach (basketball coach)

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

  • Died 2007: Porter Wagoner (country music singer)

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


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