On this day: October 28

Published On: Oct 11 2013 01:52:05 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 28 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

Harvard is founded, the Statue of Liberty is dedicated, Ernest Hemingway wins a Nobel Prize, the Cuban missile crisis ends, and the Gateway Arch is completed, all on this day.

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1636: The Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony votes to establish the first college in what would become the United States. Initially called "New College" or "the college at New Towne," the institution was renamed Harvard College on March 13, 1639.

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