October 28, 1776 -- The Battle of White Plains took place during the American Revolutionary War.
October 28, 1793 -- Eli Whitney applied for a patent for his cotton gin.
October 28, 1835 -- Near San Antonio, TX - Texans and Mexicans fought at the battle of Concepcion. It was the opening engagement of the siege of Bexar. About 90 Texans defeated 275 Mexican soldiers and two cannons.
October 28, 1880 -- Apaches killed seven Buffalo Soldiers, of the famous black Tenth United States Cavalry, who were defending settlers from attacks in Hudspeth County.
October 28, 1886 -- The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Cleveland. The statue weighs 225 tons and is 152 feet tall. It was originally known as "Liberty Enlightening the World".
October 28, 1904 -- The St. Louis Police Department became the first to use fingerprinting.
October 28, 1919 -- The US Congress enacted the Volstead Act - also known as the National Prohibition Act. Prohibition was repealed in 1933 with the passing of the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution.
October 28, 1922 -- Benito Mussolini took control of the Italian government and introduced fascism to Italy.
October 28, 1936 -- The Statue of Liberty was rededicated by President Roosevelt on its 50th anniversary.
October 28, 1940 -- During World War II, Italy invaded Greece.
October 28, 1949 -- President Harry Truman swore in Eugenie Moore Anderson as the US ambassador to Denmark. Anderson was the first woman to hold the post of ambassador.
October 28, 1956 -- Elvis Presley's song "Love Me Tender" became the No. 1 Billboard pop hit. He became the first artist to follow himself into the No. 1 position. The song "Don't Be Cruel" had been the No. 1 song for 11 weeks.
October 28, 1958 -- Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was elected Pope. He took the name of John XXII.
October 28, 1965 -- Pope Paul VI issued a decree absolving Jews of collective guilt for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
October 28, 1965 -- The Gateway Arch along the waterfront in St. Louis, MO was completed.
October 28, 1992 -- The Leif Erickson Tunnel completes the 1,593 mile I-35.