On Oct. 28, 1636, Harvard College was founded in Massachusetts.
In 1886 the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland. came to Italy as Benito Mussolini took control of the government.
In 1965 Pope Paul VI issued a decree absolving Jews of collective guilt for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
In 1989 the Oakland A’s won the earthquake-inter- rupted World Series, completing a four-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants.
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.