October 28: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1636 - A vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony establishes the first college in what would become the United States, today known as Harvard University.
- 1848 - The first railroad in Spain -between Barcelona and Mataró - is opened.
- 1886 - In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.
- 1971 - Britain launches the satellite Prospero into low Earth orbit atop a Black Arrow carrier rocket, the only British satellite to date launched by a British rocket.
- 2009 - NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its later-cancelled Constellation program.
- Famous Birthdays: Richard Doll (English epidemiologist), Bruce Jenner (American athlete), Bill Gates (American software executive), Julia Roberts (American actress), Richard Laurence Millington Synge(British biochemist and Nobel laureate)
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