History Blog

October 28

Happy Birthday Joan Plowright–85 Charlie Daniels–78 Jane Alexander(Quigley)–75 Telma Hopkins–66 William Bruce Jenner–65 Annie Potts–62 William Gates III–59 Julia Roberts–47 Brad Paisley–42 Joaquin Phoenix(Bottom)–40 ; 1636 – A vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony establishes the first college in what would become later known as Harvard University ; 1886 – the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland.