TODAY IN HISTORY
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.
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.