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Joined January 2017
28 Oct 1886: U.S. #President Grover #Cleveland dedicates the Statue of #Liberty, resulting in the first ticker tape parade when office workers spontaneously throw ticker tape onto the streets of New York City. #NYC #history #ThanksFrance #OTD #ad amzn.to/2TplJUe
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28 Oct 1914: Two former German ships, the Goeben and Breslau, controlled by Turkey, enter the Black Sea & shell Odessa, #Sevastopol, and Feodosia, Russia, breaking Turkey’s neutrality. Russia declares war on Nov. 4 & on #Britain and France Nov. 5. #WWI #ad amzn.to/31JLrY5
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28 Oct 1940: German #dictator Adolf Hitler travels to Florence, #Italy to try and convince Italian dictator Benito #Mussolini not to invade #Greece. However, by the time they met, Italian #troops had already begun their invasion. #WW2 #WWII #history #ad amzn.to/2HwLPCa
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28 Oct 1945: Czechoslovak #President Benes calls for the "final solution of the German question"--the deportation of ethnic Germans from Czechoslovakia. An agreement had been reached at the Potsdam Conference on Aug. 2 1945 endorsing the expulsion. #ad amzn.to/3pFLVv3
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28 Oct 1962: #Soviet leader Nikita #Khrushchev announces he had ordered the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba during the #Cuban Missile Crisis. #JFK #history #ColdWar #OTD #ad amzn.to/2TlYZod
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28 Oct 1965: The Gateway Arch, aka The Gateway to the West, in St. Louis, #Missouri is completed. It is the world’s tallest #arch at 630 feet. #StLouis #history #OTD #ad amzn.to/2TneMmr
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28 Oct 1940: The Greco-Italian #War begins after #Greece rejects Italy's ultimatum for territory. Italy invades Greece through #Albania, marking Greece's entry into World War II. #WWII #WW2 #history #OTD #ad amzn.to/2HwLPCa
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28 Oct 1886: U.S. #President Grover #Cleveland dedicates the Statue of #Liberty, resulting in the first ticker tape #parade when office workers spontaneously throw ticker tape onto the streets of New York City. #NYC #history #ThanksFrance #OTD #ad amzn.to/2TplJUe
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28 Oct 1914: Two former German ships, the Goeben and Breslau, controlled by Turkey, enter the Black Sea & shell #Odessa, Sevastopol, and Feodosia, Russia, breaking Turkey’s neutrality. Russia declares war on Nov. 4 & on Britain and France Nov. 5. #WWI #ad amzn.to/31JLrY5
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28 Oct 1940: German dictator Adolf Hitler travels to Florence, Italy to try and convince Italian dictator Benito #Mussolini not to invade #Greece. However, by the time they met, Italian #troops had already begun their invasion. #WW2 #WWII #history #ad amzn.to/2HwLPCa
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28 Oct 1945: Czechoslovak President Benes calls for the "final solution of the German question"--the deportation of ethnic Germans from Czechoslovakia. An agreement had been reached at the Potsdam Conference on Aug. 2 1945 endorsing the expulsion. #OTD #ad amzn.to/3pFLVv3
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28 Oct 1962: #Soviet leader Nikita #Khrushchev announces he had ordered the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba during the #Cuban Missile Crisis. #JFK #history #ColdWar #ad amzn.to/2TlYZod
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28 Oct 1965: The Gateway Arch, aka The Gateway to the West, in St. Louis, #Missouri is completed. It is the world’s tallest #arch at 630 feet. #StLouis #history #ad amzn.to/2TneMmr
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28 Oct 1940: The Greco-Italian #War begins after #Greece rejects Italy's ultimatum for territory. Italy invades Greece through #Albania, marking Greece's entry into World War II. #WWII #WW2 #history #ad amzn.to/2HwLPCa
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28 Oct 1886: U.S. #President Grover #Cleveland dedicates the Statue of #Liberty, resulting in the first ticker tape #parade when office workers spontaneously throw ticker tape onto the streets of New York City. #NYC #history #ThanksFrance #ad amzn.to/2TplJUe
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28 Oct 1914: Two former German ships, the Goeben and Breslau, controlled by Turkey, enter the Black Sea & shell Odessa, Sevastopol, and Feodosia, Russia, breaking Turkey’s neutrality. Russia declares war on Nov. 4 & on Britain and France Nov. 5. #WWI #ad amzn.to/31JLrY5
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28 Oct 1940: German dictator Adolf Hitler travels to Florence, #Italy to try and convince Italian dictator Benito #Mussolini not to invade #Greece. However, by the time they met, Italian #troops had already begun their invasion. #WW2 #WWII #history #ad amzn.to/2HwLPCa
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28 Oct 1945: Czechoslovak President Benes calls for the "final solution of the German question"--the deportation of ethnic Germans from Czechoslovakia. An agreement had been reached at the Potsdam Conference on Aug. 2 1945 endorsing the expulsion. #ad amzn.to/3pFLVv3
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27 Oct 939: The first King of England, #Athelstan, dies. He never married nor had children so his half brother Edmund I succeeded him. He was also King of the Anglo-Saxons from 924 to 927. #history #BritishHistory #OTD #ad amzn.to/3dU9tEJ
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