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    What happened on October 27

    • October 27, 0312 Constantine the Great receives his famous Vision of the Cross.

    • October 27, 0625 Honorius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

    • October 27, 0710 Saracen invasion of Sardinia.

    • October 27, 0939 Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England.

    • October 27, 1275 Traditional founding of the city of Amsterdam.

    • October 27, 1524 Italian Wars: The French troops lay siege to Pavia.

    • October 27, 1553 "Condemned as a heretic, Michael Servetus is burned at the stake just outside Geneva."

    • October 27, 1644 Second Battle of Newbury in the English Civil War.

    • October 27, 1775 US Navy established

    • October 27, 1776 A Danish fort in the Virgin Islands becomes the first foreign nation to salute the U.S. flag when it recognizes a U.S. schooner.

    • October 27, 1787 Federalist letters start appearing in NY newspapers

    • October 27, 1795 "Treaty of San Lorenzo, provides free navigation of Mississippi"

    • October 27, 1806 Napoleon occupies Berlin October 27 and proclaims a paper blockade of Britain November 21


    • October 27, 1806 The French Army enters in Berlin.

    • October 27, 1807 Occupation of Portugal by French-Spanish troops.

    • October 27, 1810 United States annexes the former Spanish colony of West Florida.

    • October 27, 1810 US annexes West Florida from Spain

    • October 27, 1829 The first U.S. patent for a baby carriage is issued.

    • October 27, 1838 "Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated."

    • October 27, 1858 "RH Macy & Co opens 1st store, (6th Ave-NYC) Gross receipts $1106"

    • October 27, 1870 "Marshal Franois Achille Bazaine surrenders to Prussian forces at Metz along with 140,000 French soldiers in one of the biggest French defeats of the Franco-Prussian War."

    • October 27, 1871 "Boss Tweed (William Macy Tweed), Democratic leader of Tammany Hall, arrested after NY Times exposed his corruption"

    • October 27, 1880 "Theodore Roosevelt marries Alice Lee, on his 22nd birthday"

    • October 27, 1886 "Musical fantasy ""Night on Bald Mountain,"" performed in Russia"

    • October 27, 1893 Hurricane hits coast between Savannah Ga & Charleston SC

    • October 27, 1896 The first Pali Road completed in Hawaii

    • October 27, 1904 "New York City unveils the first electric subway, the IRT, linking the Brooklyn Bridge to midtown Manhattan."

    • October 27, 1904 "World's 1st subway, the IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit), opens in NYC, subway/bus fare is set at one nickel"

    • October 27, 1916 "Battle of Segale: Negus Mikael, marching on the Ethiopian capital in support of his son Emperor Iyasus V, is defeated by Fitawrari Habte Giyorgis, securing the throne for Empress Zauditu."

    • October 27, 1916 "HMS Nubian, a tribal Class Royal Navy destroyer. Hit by a torpedo from a German destroyer which destroyed the fore part of the ship."

    • October 27, 1916 "The first published reference to ""jazz"" appears (Variety)"

    • October 27, 1918 Major William G. Barker Cdn. (Royal air Force) wins the Victoria Cross for service over France

    • October 27, 1919 Axeman of New Orleans claims last victim

    • October 27, 1920 League of Nations moves headquarters in Geneva

    • October 27, 1920 "Westinghouse radio station in East Pittsburgh, KDKA begins"

    • October 27, 1922 A referendum in Rhodesia rejects the country's annexation to the South African Union.

    • October 27, 1922 The first commemoration of Navy Day

    • October 27, 1924 The Uzbek SSR forms

    • October 27, 1924 The Uzbek SSR is founded in the Soviet Union.

    • October 27, 1925 Water skis patented by Fred Waller

    • October 27, 1936 "Mrs Wallis Simpson filed for divorce which would eventually allow her to marry King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, thus forcing his abdication from the throne."

    • October 27, 1938 "The DuPont company changes the world forever with the introduction of its new synthetic yarn: ""nylon."""

    • October 27, 1941 "An editorial in the Chicago Daily Tribune downplays the possibility of a US war with Japan, stating ""Even our base at Hawaii is beyond the effective power of her fleet."""

    • October 27, 1944 Antwerp port is taken by the Allies.

    • October 27, 1946 "First commercially-sponsored television program airs (Geographically Speaking, sponsored by Bristol-Myers)."

    • October 27, 1947 """You Bet Your Life"", with Groucho Marx, premieres on ABC radio"

    • October 27, 1947 "Groucho Marx hosts the radio premiere of You Bet Your Life, on ABC radio. (When the show later moved to TV, it jumped ship to NBC.)"

    • October 27, 1948 Israel recaptures Nizzanim in the Negev

    • October 27, 1948 Lopold Sdar Senghor founds the Senegalese Democratic Bloc (BDS).

    • October 27, 1949 An airliner flying from Paris to New York crashes near the Azores. Among the victims are violinist Ginette Neveu and boxer Marcel Cerdan.

    • October 27, 1954 B O Davis Jr becomes 1st black general in USAF

    • October 27, 1954 Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.

    • October 27, 1954 "Walt Disney premieres his first series, Disneyland, on ABC, while his theme park is still under construction."

    • October 27, 1958 "Iskander Mirza, the first President of Pakistan, is deposed in a bloodless coup d'tat by General Ayub Khan, who was appointed the enforcer of martial law by Mirza 20 days earlier."

    • October 27, 1959 "Rare Pacific hurricane kills 2,000 in Western Mexico"

    • October 27, 1961 American Basketball League starts play

    • October 27, 1961 "Berlin Crisis. 3 armored divisions of Soviet tanks surround Berlin, Isolating French, British and American forces."

    • October 27, 1961 NASA launched the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.

    • October 27, 1961 Outer Mongolia & Mauritania become the 102nd & 103rd members of UN

    • October 27, 1961 The first Saturn launch vehicle makes an unmanned flight test

    • October 27, 1962 Major Rudolph Anderson of the United States Air Force became the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane was shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.

    • October 27, 1962 "The plane of Enrico Mattei, Italian industry's most relevant figure, crashes in mysterious circumstances."

    • October 27, 1964 "Ronald Reagan delivers a speech on behalf of Republican candidate for president, Barry Goldwater. The speech launched his political career and came to be known as ""A Time for Choosing""."

    • October 27, 1966 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There

    • October 27, 1967 4 people from Baltimore pour blood on selective service records

    • October 27, 1967 "Expo '67 closes in Montreal, Canada."

    • October 27, 1969 Ralph Nader sets up a consumer organization known as Nader's Raiders

    • October 27, 1969 St Vincent & the Grenadines gains associated status with Britain

    • October 27, 1970 Louis Nel receives the Nobel Prize.

    • October 27, 1971 Democratic Republic of the Congo is renamed Zaire.

    • October 27, 1971 Steve Garvey weds Cynthia Truhan

    • October 27, 1972 Golden Gate National Recreation Area created

    • October 27, 1973 Number one hit on UK music charts - David Cassidy - Daydreamer / The Puppy Song

    • October 27, 1973 "The Canon City meteorite, a 1.4 kg chondrite type meteorite strikes in Fremont County, Colorado."

    • October 27, 1978 Begin & Sadat win the Nobel Peace prize

    • October 27, 1978 President Carter signs Hawkins-Humphrey full employment bill

    • October 27, 1979 Number one hit on UK music charts - Lena Martell - One Day At A Time

    • October 27, 1979 Voluntary Euthanasia Society publishes how-to-do-it suicide guide

    • October 27, 1980 Dave Gryllis sets world bicycle speed record of 94.37 kph

    • October 27, 1981 "Andrew Young, former UN Ambassador, elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia"

    • October 27, 1981 The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.

    • October 27, 1982 China announces its population at 1 billion people plus

    • October 27, 1982 IBM ROM is capable of EGA graphics

    • October 27, 1985 "Thieves steal 9 paintings, including 5 Monet's & 2 Renoir's"

    • October 27, 1987 South Korean voters overwhelmingly approved a new constitution

    • October 27, 1988 """ET"" released to home video (14 million presold)"

    • October 27, 1988 "Larry Flynt paid hitman $1M to kill Hefner, Guccione & Sinatra"

    • October 27, 1990 Number one hit on UK music charts - Beautiful South - A Little Time

    • October 27, 1990 Supreme Soviet of Kirghiz SSR chooses Askar Akayev as republic's first president.

    • October 27, 1991 First free legislative elections in Poland since 1936.

    • October 27, 1991 Turkmenistan achieved independence from the Soviet Union.

    • October 27, 1992 "United States Navy radioman Allen R. Schindler, Jr. is brutally murdered by shipmates for being gay, precipitating first military, then national debate about gays in the military that resulted in the United States ""Don't ask, don't tell"" military policy."

    • October 27, 1995 Former Italian Prime Minister Bettino Craxi is condemned in absentia for corruption.

    • October 27, 1995 Latvia applies for membership in the European Union.

    • October 27, 1997 "October 27, 1997 mini-crash: Stock markets around the world crash because of fears of a global economic meltdown. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets 554.26 points to 7,161.15. For the first time, the New York Stock Exchange activated their ""circuit breakers"" twice during the day eventually making the controversial move of closing the Exchange early."

    • October 27, 1998 Gerhard Schrder becomes Chancellor of Germany for the first time.

    • October 27, 2002 "The ITV Network aired a constant regional service for the last time in England and Wales, but LWT lost its identity completely. All companies (except UTV, Channel, Scottish TV & Grampian TV) formed the national ITV1 with regional references only before regional programmes."

    • October 27, 2002 Trades unionist Luiz Incio Lula da Silva is elected as President of Brazil.

    • October 27, 2005 Riots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers.

    • October 27, 2009 A British couple are missing after their yacht is hijacked by Somali pirates off the Seychelles.

    • October 27, 2009 A nephew of Honduran interim leader Robert Micheletti and a high ranking army officer are found murdered.

    • October 27, 2009 "A report by the Australian government warns that global warming climate change threatens the coastal lifestyle of the country, with a prospect of a ban on coastal homes."

    • October 27, 2009 "Authorities in Venezuela arrest a number of people accused of being secret service agents from neighbouring Colombia, on charges of espionage."

    • October 27, 2009 "Burundi and Uganda tighten security after threats by the militant Somali Al-Shabaab, a group with links to Al-Qaeda, to attack their capitals."

    • October 27, 2009 China confirms it has executed 2 Tibetans over unrest last year.

    • October 27, 2009 "Grassroots occupations of Austrian universities spread to several more in Vienna, Graz and Linz, demanding free education for everyone."

    • October 27, 2009 "NASA announces a delay in the launch of the Ares I-X test rocket, developed to replace the space shuttle, due to poor weather conditions."

    • October 27, 2009 North Korea says a South Korean man has defected to the North across the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

    • October 27, 2009 "Pope Benedict XVI appoints Cardinal Peter Turkson of Cape Coast, Ghana, to serve as the new head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace."

    • October 27, 2009 Prime Minister of Thailand Abhisit Vejjajiva backs autonomy for the restive southern provinces to bring an end to violence in the region.

    • October 27, 2009 "Qatar inaugurates one of the world's largest LNG trains, operated by RasGas."

    • October 27, 2009 "The autonomous Aceh province in Indonesia is to ban women from wearing tight trousers under a new law, while a law authorising the stoning to death of adulterers and the whipping of homosexuals will be reviewed."

    • October 27, 2009 The Church of Scientology in France is convicted of organised fraud.

    • October 27, 2009 "The son of ex-French President Fran‡ois Mitterrand, Jean-Christophe Mitterrand and an ex-government minister, Charles Pasqua, are convicted for their roles in illegal arms sales to Angola."







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