October 28 in Pop Culture History
1420 – Beijing became the officially designated the capital of the Ming dynasty on the same year that the Forbidden City, the seat of government, was completed.
1492 – Christopher Columbus discovered Cuba.
1636 – The Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony established the first college in what would become the United States, now known as Harvard University.
1886 – President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty, in New York Harbor.
1929 – “Black Monday” on Wall Street, preceding the Great Depression.
1943 – The supposed ‘Philadelphia Experiment,’ involving teleportation or invisibility by the US Navy, took place with the destroyer escort ship, the USS Eldridge. The US Navy maintains that no such experiment occurred and details of the story contradict ‘well-established facts about the Eldridge.’
1948 – Paul Müller was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine for his discovery of the insecticidal properties of DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane).
1950 – The Jack Benny Show Premiered on CBS.
1962 – Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev ordered the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba, ending the “Cuban Missile Crisis.”
1965 – Construction on the 650 foot high St. Louis Arch was completed.
1978 – #1 Hit October 28, 1978 – November 3, 1978: Nick Gilder – Hot Child in the City
2006 – #1 Hit October 28, 2006 – November 10, 2006: Ludacris featuring Pharrell Williams – Money Maker
2033 – (fictional) The T-850 that killed John Connor in 2032 is captured, reprogrammed and sent back to 2004 in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.