Oct 28, 2017
October 28. [A slow news day.] In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in Cuba. In 1636, the Massachusetts Bay Colony established Harvard. In 1793, Eli Whitney patented that old cotton gin. In 1886, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated by President Cleveland. In 1918, Czechoslovakia declared independence from Austria-Hungary after 300 years. In 1919, Congress enacted the National Prohibition Act. In 1956, Elvis Presley received a polio vaccination on TV, credited with raising immunization levels from .06% to 80% in six months. Happy Birthday, Edith Head, Evelyn Waugh, Jonas Salk, Cleo Laine, Wayne Fontana. It’s International Animation Day. Mission: Prohibit destructive idiocy in American government.