History Blog

October 28

Happy Birthday Joan Plowright–84 Charlie Daniels–77 Jane Alexander(Quigley)–74 Telma Hopkins–65 William Bruce Jenner–64 Annie Potts–61 William Gates III–58 Julia Roberts–46 Brad Paisley–41 Joaquin Phoenix(Bottom)–39 ; 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