Statue of Liberty seen from the Circle Line ferry, Manhattan, New York
By On This Day in NYC's History

A FASHION ICON WAS BORN

On October 28, 1858: R. H. Macy & Co. opened on Sixth Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets. The sales on the company’s first day of business was $11.08 (equivalent to $298.42 today). Happy anniversary, Macy’s!

Image courtesy of Jason Cochran

Image courtesy of Jason Cochran

SWEET HARBOR OF LIBERTY

On October 28, 1886: President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.

Image courtesy of The JC

Image courtesy of TheJC.com

BORN ON THIS DAY: NATINA REED

On October 28, 1979: Natina Reed, member of R&B trio Blaque, was born in New York City. Reed died tragically last year in the midst of creating the new Blaque album.


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