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On This Day in History - 28th October

Birthdays

1903Evelyn Waugh, English novelist,'Brideshead Revisited',etc.
1909Francis Bacon, British artist,noted for his paintings of distorted human figures
1927Cleo Lane, Jazz singer and actress
1933Michael Noakes, Portrait and landscape painter
1938David Dimbleby, TV journalist and commentator
1941Hank Marvin, Guitarist and lead member of 'The Shadows'
1948Dennis Taylor, Irish snooker player,famous for his distinctive glasses

Events

1636Americas oldest university,'Havard',was founded
1886The Statue of Liberty,a gift from the people of France,was unveiled by President Grover Cleveland,marking the 100th anniversary of independence
1914George Eastman of the 'Kodak'company,announced the invention of colour photographs
1929On a transport plane above Florida,Mrs T W Evans gave birth to a baby,the first time that a child had been born in those circumstances
1971The House of Commons voted in favour of Britain joining the European Common Market