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This Day in History for October 28 – Statue of Liberty Dedicated and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1886 – In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty (More info)

1919 – The US Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson’s veto, paving the way for Prohibition to begin the following January (More info)

1965 – Construction on the St. Louis Arch is completed (More info)

1998 – President Bill Clinton signs the Digital Millennium Copyright Act into law (More info)

2005 – Vice-President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, is indicted in the Valerie Plame case and resigns later that day (More info)

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