Today is Saturday, Oct. 28, the 301st day of 2017. There are 64 days left in the year.

On Oct. 28, 1726, the original edition of "Gulliver's Travels," a satirical novel by Jonathan Swift, was first published in London.

In 1636, the General Court of Massachusetts established Harvard College.

In 1776, the Battle of White Plains was fought during the Revolutionary War, resulting in a limited British victory.

In 1914, Yugoslav nationalist Gavrilo Princip, whose assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, sparked World War I, was sentenced in Sarajevo to 20 years' imprisonment. (He died in 1918.)

In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt rededicated the Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary.

In 1940, Italy invaded Greece during World War II.

In 1958, the Roman Catholic patriarch of Venice, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, was elected Pope; he took the name John XXIII.

In 1962, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev informed the United States that he had ordered the dismantling of missile bases in Cuba; in return, the U.S. secretly agreed to remove nuclear missiles from U.S. installations in Turkey.

In 1965, Pope Paul VI issued a Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions which, among other things, absolved Jews of collective guilt for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

In 1976, former Nixon aide John D. Ehrlichman entered a federal prison camp in Safford, Arizona, to begin serving his sentence for Watergate-related convictions (he was released in April 1978).

In 1991, what became known as "The Perfect Storm" began forming hundreds of miles east of Nova Scotia; lost at sea during the storm were the six crew members of the Andrea Gail, a swordfishing boat from Gloucester, Massachusetts.

In 2007, fire ravaged a house in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., killing seven people. The house was occupied by 13 college students on a weekend vacation and was owned by a family member.

Birthdays: Jazz singer Cleo Laine is 90. Charlie Daniels is 81. Actress Jane Alexander is 78. Caitlyn Jenner is 68. Actress Annie Potts is 65. Bill Gates is 62. Actress Jami Gertz is 52. Julia Roberts is 50. Brad Paisley is 45. Joaquin Phoenix is 43.

Thought for Today: "I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery." -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss-born French philosopher (1712-1778).