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To­day is Sun­day, Oct. 28, the 301st day of 2018. There are 64 days left in the year.

To­day's High­light in His­tory

On Oct. 28, 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.

On this date

In 1858, Row­land Hussey Macy opened his first New York store at Sixth Av­enue and 14th Street in Man­hat­tan.

In 1886, the Statue of Lib­erty, a gift from the peo­ple of France, was ded­i­cated in New York Har­bor by Pres­i­dent Grover Cleve­land.

In 1922, fas­cism came to Italy as Ben­ito Mus­solini took con­trol of the govern­ment.

In 1958, the Ro­man Catholic pa­tri­arch of Venice, An­gelo Giuseppe Ron­calli, was elected Pope; he took the name John XXIII.

In 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.

In 2002, Amer­i­can diplo­mat Lau­rence Fo­ley was as­sas­si­nated in front of his house in Am­man, Jordan, in the first such at­tack on a U.S. diplo­mat in decades.

To­day's Birth­days

Jazz singer Cleo Laine is 91. Mu­si­cian-song­writer Char­lie Daniels is 82. Ac­tress Jane Alexan­der is 79. Ac­tor Den­nis Franz is 74. Pop singer Wayne Fon­tana is 73. Ac­tress Telma Hop­kins is 70. Ac­tress An­nie Potts is 66. Mi­crosoft co­founder Bill Gates is 63. Rock mu­si­cian Stephen Mor­ris (New Or­der) is 61. Rock singer-mu­si­cian Wil­liam Reid (The Je­sus & Mary Chain) is 60. Ac­tor Mark Der­win is 58. Ac­tress Daphne Zu­niga is 56. Ac­tress Lau­ren Holly is 55. Ac­tress Jami Gertz is 53. Ac­tor Chris Bauer is 52. Ac­tor-co­me­dian Andy Richter is 52. Ac­tress Ju­lia Roberts is 51.

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