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Daily Calendar for Thursday, October 28, 2021

Died

  • John Locke (philosopher)
  • Abigail Adams (U.S. First Lady)
  • Red Auerbach (basketball coach)
  • Porter Wagoner (country music singer)

Born

  • Francis Bacon (painter)
  • Dr. Jonas Salk (discovered polio vaccine)
  • Cleo Laine (singer)
  • Joan Plowright (actress)
  • Charlie Daniels (musician)
  • Lenny Wilkens (basketball player, coach)
  • Jane Alexander (actress)
  • Dennis Franz (actor)
  • Bill Gates (Microsoft founder)
  • Lauren Holly (actress)
  • Jami Gertz (actress)
  • Julia Roberts (actress)
  • Brad Paisley (country singer)
  • Joaquin Phoenix (actor)

Events

  • Christopher Columbus discovered Cuba and claimed it for Spain
  • Harvard College founded in Massachusetts
  • The Statue of Liberty was unveiled in the New York Harbor
  • The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor was dedicated by President Cleveland
  • St. Louis police became the first in the U.S. to use fingerprinting
  • The Jack Benny Show made its television debut
  • Ernest Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature
  • An X17.2 solar flare occurred that, at the time, was the third most powerful ever recorded
  • The Boston Red Sox swept the Colorado Rockies to win the World Series
  • Mike Lowell of the Boston Red Sox was named World Series MVP

Weather

  • Lander, Wyoming, received 27 inches of snow
  • The temperature at Big Piney, Wyoming, plunged to -15 degrees F
  • The Georgia mountains received five inches of snow
  • Cyclone 05B in the Indian Ocean became a Category 5

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