On This Day In History, 28 October

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World Events Today

  • The Cuban missile crisis ended today in 1962
  • The symbol of Saint Louis, the Gateway Arch, was completed today in 1965
  • The Englishman Jeremy Bamber was convicted of killing his parents, his sister and his sisters 6-year old twins, today in 1986, he received a life sentence but has always denied the charge

Entertainment Events Today

  • The novel Gulliver’s Travels, written by the Irish writer Jonathan Swift, was published today in 1726, it’s still considered an English literature classic
  • John Lennon and Yoko Ono started the recording of their protest song, Happy Xmas War Is Over, today in 1971
  • The British racing driver Lewis Hamilton finished fourth in the Mexican Grand Prix today in 2018, it was enough for him to win the Drivers’ Championship for the fifth time

Family Events Today

  • The British journalist and presenter David Dimbleby, best known for hosting the British topical debate television programme Question Time, was born today in 1938 in Surrey
  • Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, was born today in 1955 in Seattle
  • The American actress Julia Roberts, who starred in many movies, including Pretty Woman and Notting Hill, was born today in 1967 in Georgia

Main Event Today

  • The Volstead Act became effective today in 1919, it established prohibition in the United States

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Chocolate Day

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