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October 28th In Pop Culture History

1420 - Beijing became the officially designated the capital of the Ming dynasty on the same year that the Forbidden City, the seat of government, was completed.

1492 - Christopher Columbus discovered Cuba.

1636 - The Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony established the first college in what would become the United States, now known as Harvard University.

October 28, 1756 Birthday (fictional) Alf, TV

1886 - President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty, in New York Harbor.

1929 - "Black Monday" on Wall Street, preceding the Great Depression.

1943 - The supposed 'Philadelphia Experiment,' involving teleportation or invisibility by the US Navy, took place with the destroyer escort ship, the USS Eldridge. The US Navy maintains that no such experiment occurred and details of the story contradict 'well-established facts about the Eldridge.'

1948 - Paul Müller was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine for his discovery of the insecticidal properties of DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane).

1950 - The Jack Benny Show Premiered on CBS.

1962 - Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev ordered the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba, ending the "Cuban Missle Crisis."

1965 - Construction on the 650 foot high St. Louis Arch was completed.

1978 - #1 Hit October 28, 1978 - November 3, 1978: Nick Gilder - Hot Child in the City

October 27, 1992 - Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1 was released.

2006 - #1 Hit October 28, 2006 - November 10, 2006: Ludacris featuring Pharrell Williams - Money Maker

October 28th Celebrity Birthdays

Two Rules For Success
In Life

Justin Guarini (1978)
Dennis Franz (1944)
Julia Roberts (1967)
Jonas Salk (1914)
Charlie Daniels (1936)
Trista Rehn (1972)
1. Don't Tell People Everything You Know.

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