28 October It happened today…….



1746    An Earthquake destroys Lima in Peru.

1886  Statue of Liberty inaugurated on Liberty Island by US President Grover Cleveland.

1899   Death of Otto Morgenthaler, German inventor of the Linotype machine.

1914  George Eastman announces a colour photographic process, following his earlier invention of the Kodak camera.

1958  The State opening of British Parliament is televised for the first time.

1975  Death of French boxer, Georges Carpentier, World light heavyweight champion from 1920-1922.

1982  Felipe Gonzalez becomes Spain’s first socialist Prime Minister.


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