11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 28th October

Statue Of Liberty

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1886 - U.S. President Grover Cleveland officially dedicates the Statue of Liberty in New York

2. 1922 - King Victor Emmanuel III hands over power to Mussolini, who is supported by the military

3. 1930 - Bernie Ecclestone is born

4. 1940 - Italy invades Greece

5. 1948 - Nine more Germans convicted of war crimes are hanged as the US Army continued with executions of those convicted of war crimes at Landsberg prison

6. 1955 - Bill Gates is born

7. 1956 - Elvis Presley's song Love Me Tender becomes the No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit. He becomes the first artist to follow himself into the No. 1 position. The tracks Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog had been the No. 1 song for 11 weeks previously

8. 1962 - The Cuban missile crisis ends after US President John F Kennedy welcomes Russia's announcement that it will dismantle its missiles based in Cuba

9. 1984 - The New York City Marathon is marred by its first fatality, when a French runner collapses and dies

10. 1986 - 'Evil' Jeremy Bamber is sentenced to life for killing five members of his family, including his two young nephews in Essex

11. 2001- Masked gunmen burst into a church in eastern Pakistan killing 18 people, including children who were at prayer

Sources: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeoplehistory, onthisdayinhistory.com

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