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October 28th is a day packed with diverse celebrations and observances, each highlighting important aspects of culture, service, and community. This day is marked by a range of activities across the globe.

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Interesting Facts of October 28th

  1. 1. The Statue of Liberty was officially dedicated in New York City on October 28, 1886. The statue was a gift from France to the United States to commemorate the alliance of the two countries during the American Revolution and to celebrate the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence.
  2. 2. October 28, 1922, marks the March on Rome by which Benito Mussolini's National Fascist Party came to power in Italy. This event signaled the beginning of a new era in Italian politics and led to the establishment of a fascist dictatorship.
  3. 3. In 1962, on October 28, the Cuban Missile Crisis came to an end when Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev announced that he had ordered the removal of Soviet missile bases in Cuba, following a tense standoff between the United States and the Soviet Union which almost led to a nuclear conflict.
  4. 4. October 28, 2014, was when the Antares rocket, contracted by NASA, exploded seconds after liftoff. The rocket was carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). The failure underlined the risks associated with space travel and transport.