Today In History
In 1886: The Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Cleveland.
In 1793: Eli Whitney applied for a patent for his cotton gin.
In 1962: Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev informed the United States that he had ordered the dismantling of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.
In 1976: Former Nixon aide John D. Ehrlichman entered a federal prison camp in Safford, Ariz., to begin serving his sentence for Watergate-related convictions.