John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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Ten random things: October 28

Ten notable events that occurred on October 28:

  1. Olympic decathlon champion and Can't Stop the Music star Bruce Jenner born (1949)
  2. The Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, the first university in the New World, is established in the Dominican Republic (1538)
  3. English philosopher John Locke dies (1704)
  4. Abigail Adams dies (1818)
  5. Italian fascists led by Benito Mussolini march on Rome and take over the Italian government (1922)
  6. In the Battle of White Plains, British Army forces attack and capture Chatterton Hill from the Americans (1776)
  7. Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant withdraw from Fair Oaks, Virginia, after failing to breach the Confederate defenses around Richmond, Virginia (1864)
  8. Jonas Salk, the American medical scientist who created the polio vaccine, born (1914)
  9. Empress Agnes, Regent of the Holy Roman Empire, brings about the election of Bishop Cadalus, the antipope Honorius II (1061)
  10. Gary Gabelich sets a land speed record in a rocket-powered automobile called the Blue Flame (1970)
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