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Published Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 5:51 AM EDT
Oct 28 2016


(photo by National Park Service)

On this date in 1886, the Statue of Liberty (La Liberté éclairant le monde, or Liberty Enlightening the World) was dedicated by President Grover Cleveland. It also marked the first "ticker tape parade" in New York City.

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Among other things, this is also the 54th anniversary of the first airing of Fireball XL5 in Britain.

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Police in Orlando, Florida are trying to identify a man who was run over by his truck when he fell out of the vehicle while on the way home from a strip club.

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The KGB Quotations Database has passed 40,000 entries. Check it out.

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Some persons born on October 28 who said memorable things (or about whom some memorable things were said):
Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian;
Bill Gates, American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist;
Peter Hitchens, English journalist and author, younger brother of the late Christopher Hitchens;
Joaquin Phoenix, American actor, producer, music video director, musician and activist;
Andy Richter, American actor, writer, comedian, and late night talk show announcer;
Julia Roberts, American actress and producer;
John Romero, American director, designer, programmer, and developer in the video game industry;
Jonas Salk, American medical researcher and virologist who developed one of the first successful polio vaccines; and
Evelyn Waugh, English writer of novels, biographies and travel books.

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Eight years ago, I lost a dear friend. I couldn't write her eulogy until a year later.

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Even if she wins, we could lose... Some Donald Trump voters warn of revolution if Hillary Clinton wins. "It's not what I’m going to do, but I’m scared that the country is going to go into a riot," said Roger Pillath, 75, a retired teacher from Coleman, Wis. "I've never seen the country so divided, just black and white- there's no compromise whatsoever. The Clinton campaign says together we are stronger, but there’s no together. The country has never been so divided. I’m looking at revolution right now." Hey guys, chill. If we could survive a de facto, non-violent coup by the Supreme Court and eight years of Bush, you can live through this. And as noted yesterday, If Republicans continue to control of the House of Representatives, hang on for 'years' of investigations of the possible President.

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Federal officials approved broad new privacy rules on Thursday that prevent that prevent companies like AT&T and Comcast companies like AT&T and Comcast from collecting and giving out digital information about individuals — such as the websites they visited and the apps they used — in a move that creates landmark protections for internet users.

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Vine Is closing down, and the internet can’t stand it. The Twitter-owned service is also cutting about 350 jobs, or nine percent of its workforce.

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And Google is pulling the plug on Google Fiber.

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Turns out placebos work, even if you know you're taking them.

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A few miles north of San Diego, scientists are gathering up specimens of every living thing they can get their hands on in a last-ditch effort to save the planet from an unstoppable predator: us.

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Have a great weekend. See you Monday!

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