History Blog

October 28

Happy Birthday RIP Edith Posener(“Head” 1897–1981) Charles Daniels(1936–2020) ; Dame Joan Plowright–94 Jane Alexander(Quigley)–84 Telma Hopkins–75 Annie Potts–71 William Henry Gates III–68 Julia Roberts–56 Bradley Paisley–51 Joaquin Phoenix(Bottom)–49 Peter “Finn” Wittrock–39 ; 1636 – A vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony establishes the first college in what would later become 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 with the first ticker tape parade (office workers spontaneously throw ticker tape into the streets)