October 28: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

In the Gregorian calendar, October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years); there are 64 days left till the end of the year.


(October 28, 1636)
The Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony established Harvard University, the country's oldest institution of higher study. photo source:

(October 28, 1886)
President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France to the people of the United States, on Bedloe's (later Liberty) Island in Upper New York Bay on this date in 1886 as an official dedication to the nation. photo source:

(October 28, 1955)
Bill Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft, the world's largest personal computer software corporation, was born in the United States. photo source:

(October 28, 1965)
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, was finished. It was built by Eero Saarinen, a Finnish-born American architect, to celebrate St. Louis' historic significance as the "Gateway to the West." photo source:

(October 28, 1967)
Julia Roberts, an American actress, was born. Her adept performances in a variety of roles helped her become one of the highest-paid and most-influential actresses in the 1990s and early 2000s. photo source:

(October 28, 1971)
Prospero is the first and only British satellite launched by a British rocket. photo source:

(October 28, 2007)
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, an Argentine lawyer and politician, was elected as Argentina's first female president. photo source:

(Died on October 28, 2018)
Colin Sylvia, Australian rules footballer (b. 1985).

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