TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

Oct. 28, 1886

The Statue of Lib­erty, a gift from the peo­ple of France, was ded­i­cated in New York Har­bor by Pres­i­dent Grover Cleve­land.

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1962

Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in­formed the United States that he had or­dered the dis­man­tling of mis­sile bases in Cuba; in re­turn, the U.S. se­cretly agreed to re­move nu­clear mis­siles from U.S. in­stal­la­tions in Turkey.

1965

Pope Paul VI is­sued a Dec­la­ra­tion on the Re­la­tion of the Church with Non-Chris­tian Re­li­gions which, among other things, ab­solved Jews of col­lec­tive guilt for the cru­ci­fix­ion of Je­sus Christ.

1996

Richard Jewell, cleared of com­mit­ting the Olympic park bomb­ing, held a news con­fer­ence in At­lanta in which he thanked his mother for stand­ing by him and lashed out at re­porters and in­ves­ti­ga­tors who’d de­picted him as the bomber, who turned out to be Eric Ru­dolph.

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