Saturday, October 28, 2017

Day 301 - This day in legal and military history

October 28

INTERNATIONAL Observe the Moon Night


NATIONAL Make a Difference Day

NATIONAL Plush Animal Lovers Day

NATIONAL Hug a Sheep Day

NATIONAL Chocolate Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1492 Christopher Columbus discovered Cuba on his first voyage to the New World

1636 Harvard College, the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, is founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts

1790 New York gave up claims to Vermont for $30,000

1793 Eli Whitney applies for a patent on the cotton gin

1886 The Statue of Liberty is dedicated at Liberty Island, NY

1914 George Eastman announces the invention of the color photographic process

1927 Pan American Airways launches the first scheduled international flight

1942 The Alaska Highway (Alcan Highway) is completed through Canada to Fairbanks, Alaska

1962 Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev orders Soviet missiles removed from Cuba, ending the Cuban Missile Crisis

1965 Construction is completed on the 630-foot St. Louis Arch, the world’s tallest arch

1965 Pope Paul VI states that the Jewish people bear no collective guilt for the Crucifixion

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