Today in History for October 28th

The Statue of Liberty is dedicated in New York; Benito Mussolini takes control of the Italian government; The Cuban Missile Crisis ends; Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and actress Julia Roberts are born. (Oct. 28)

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TIM MCGUIRE: October 28, 1886.

- (SINGING) She stands for liberty for you and me.

TIM MCGUIRE: The Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France to the United States, is dedicated in New York Harbor. 1922.


TIM MCGUIRE: Fascism comes to Italy as Benito Mussolini takes control of the government in the capital, Rome.

1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis ends as Cold War superpowers stepped back from the brink of nuclear war. Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev, informs the United States that he has ordered the dismantling of Soviet missile bases in Cuba. In return, President John F. Kennedy promises that the US won't invade Cuba. 1955.

BILL GATES: We're at the beginning of what the computer can do to change our lives. The best is yet to come.

TIM MCGUIRE: Microsoft's co-founder, Bill Gates, ranked by Forbes magazine as the world's richest man, is born in Seattle. And 1967.

- Don't forget, I'm also just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her.

TIM MCGUIRE: Actress Julia Roberts, star of movies including "Pretty Woman" and "Erin Brockovich", is born in Smyrna, Georgia. Today in history, October 28th, Tim McGuire, Associated Press.