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Notable Historical Events on October 27th

1644Second Battle of Newbury: King Charles I beats parliamentary armies

1954Walt Disney's 1st TV show, "Disneyland", premieres on ABC

1969Ralph Nader sets up a consumer organization knowns as Nader's Raiders

1947"You Bet Your Life" with Groucho Marx premieres on ABC radio

312Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross.

1948Albert Camus' "L'etat de Siege" premieres in Paris

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Golf Invitational

1986Paul McCartney release "Pretty Little Head"

October 27th Historical Events
Date Event
312
Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross. 
625
Honorius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
710
Saracen invasion of Sardinia. 
939
Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England. 
1275
Traditional founding of the city of Amsterdam. 
1523
English troops occupy Montalidier France 
1553
Condemned as a heretic, Michael Servetus is burned at the stake just outside Geneva. 
1605
Spanish army under General Spinola occupies Wachtendonk 
1627
English assault on French Il de Ré 
1644
Second Battle of Newbury: King Charles I beats parliamentary armies 
1651
English troops occupy Limerick, Ireland 
1676
Poland & Turkey sign Peace of Warsaw 
1682
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded. 
1688
King James II dismissses premier Robert Spencer 
1702
British troops plunder St Augustine, Florida 
1775
US Navy forms 
1780
Samuel Williams and the first U.S. astronomical expedition to record an eclipse of the sun observes the event at Penobscot Bay 
1787
Federalist letters start appearing in New York newspapers 
1795
Treaty of San Lorenzo provides free navigation of Mississippi 
1806
The French Army enters in Berlin. 
1810
US annexes West Florida from Spain 
1830
Major-General Baron D Chasse bombs Antwerp (Belgium revolution) 
1838
Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated. 
1863
Dutch railway to Harlingen opens 
1864
Battle of Boydton Plank Road, VA (Burgess' Mill, Southside Railroad) 
1864
2nd Battle of Fair Oaks, Va near Richmond 
1864
Confederate ship Albemarle torpedoed/sinks 
1864
Siege of Petersburg, VA 
1867
Garibaldi marches on Rome 
1871
Boss Tweed (William Macy Tweed), Democratic leader of Tammany Hall, arrested after NY Times exposed his corruption 
1884
Architect Henry Hardenberghs Dakota-complex opens in NYC 
1886
Musical fantasy "Night on Bald Mountain" performed in Russia 
1893
Hurricane hits coast between Savannah Ga & Charleston SC 
1896
1st Pali Road completed in Hawaii (winds so strong streams flow UP!) 
1901
1st complete performance of Debussy's "Nocturnes" 
1904
IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit), opens in NYC, subway/bus fare is set at one nickel (Bkln bridge-145 & Bdwy) 
1907
The first trial of the so called Eulenberg Affair, which will rock the highest circles of Germany, ends 
1913
Pres Wilson says US will never attack another country 
1914
British battleship Audacious sunk by mine 
1915
Andrew Fisher is replaced as Labour Prime Minister by William 'Billy' Hughes, who will advocate a more active role for Australians in the war 
1916
1st published reference to "jazz" appears (Variety) 
1916
Battle of Segale: Negus Mikael, marching on the Ethiopian capital in support of his son Emperor Iyasus V, is defeated by Fitawrari abte Giyorgis, securing the throne for Empress Zauditu. 
1919
Axeman of New Orleans claims last victim 
1919
US Congress sign Volstead Act 
1920
League of Nations moves headquarters in Geneva 
1920
Westinghouse radio station in East Pittsburgh, KDKA begins 
1922
1st commemoration of Navy Day 
1922
Dutch 2nd Chamber votes for child labor laws 
1924
The Uzbek SSR is founded in the Soviet Union. 
1925
Water skis patented by Fred Waller 
1927
Queen Wilhelmina opens Meuse-Waal Canal in Nijmegen 
1931
Chuhei Numbu of Japan, sets then long jump record at 26' 2½" 
1933
Valentin Boreyko, Russia, rower (Oly Gld 1960), (d. 2012) 
1935
SDAP & NVV launchs "Plan for Work" in Utrect Netherlands 
1938
DuPont announces its new synthetic fiber will be called "nylon" 
1941
Chicago Daily Tribune editorialize there will not be war with Japan 
1941
Nazi's directs gypsy ghetto in Belgrade 
1942
5th day of battle at El Alamein: heavy battles/Australian advance 
1942
US aircraft carrier Hornet sinks off Santa Cruz 
1944
Hertogenbosch & Tilburg freed from nazi occupation 
1944
Tito reaches free Belgrade 
1945
"Carib Song" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 36 performances 
1945
1st edition of Elseviers Weekly newspaper (Elseviers Magazine) 
1946
Georgi Domitrovs National Front wins Bulgaria elections (78%) 
1947
"You Bet Your Life" with Groucho Marx premieres on ABC radio 
1947
WMAR TV channel 2 in Baltimore, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1948
Albert Camus' "L'etat de Siege" premieres in Paris 
1948
Israel recaptures Nizzanim in Negev 
1948
Léopold Sédar Senghor founds the Senegalese Democratic Bloc (BDS). 
1950
Paul Creston's 3rd Symphony "Triumph of St Joan" premieres 
1952
"My Darlin' Aida" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 89 perfs 
1954
Pres Eisenhower offers aid to S Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem 
1954
WISN TV channel 12 in Milwaukee, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1954
Walt Disney's 1st TV show, "Disneyland", premieres on ABC 
1954
Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force. 
1955
Argentine peso devalued 
1955
Satomi Myodo, renews Zen nun vows & takes Buddhist name of Daien Myodo 
1957
Celal Bayar re-elected president of Turkey 
1957
WOWL TV channel 15 in Florence, AL (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting 
1957
WPTA TV channel 21 in Fort Wayne, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1958
Gen Ayub Khan succeeds Iskander Mirza as president of Pakistan 
1958
WEDU TV channel 3 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1959
Rare Pacific hurricane kills 2,000 in Western Mexico 
1960
AL admits LA & Washington to the league 
1960
Singer Ben E King records "Spanish Harlem" & "Stand By Me" 
1961
1st Saturn launch vehicle makes an unmanned flight test 
1961
American Basketball League starts play 
1961
Outer Mongolia & Mauritania become 102nd & 103rd members of UN 
1961
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya & Sary Shagan USSR 
1962
"Beyond the Fringe" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 673 perfs 
1962
Black Saturday - Russian nuclear missile crisis in Cuba 
1962
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island 
1962
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1962
The plane of Enrico Mattei, Italian industry's most relevant figure, crashes in mysterious circumstances. 
1963
Bob Simpson completes 359 for NSW v Qld at Gabba 
1963
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament 
1964
"Ben Franklin in Paris" opens at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 215 perfs 
1964
Congo rebel leader Christopher Gbenye holds 60 Americans/800 Belgians 
1965
WCFT TV channel 33 in Tuscaloosa, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1966
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
1966
UN deprives South Africa of Namibia 
1966
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1967
4 people from Baltimore pour blood on selective service records 
1967
Expo '67 closes in Montreal, Canada 
1967
NLF leaves People's Republic of South-Yemen 
1968
19th Olympic games close at Mexico City, Mexico 
1968
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Golf Invitational 
1969
Nobel prize for economy awarded to John Tinbergen 
1969
Ralph Nader sets up a consumer organization knowns as Nader's Raiders 
1969
St Vincent & Grenadines gains associated status with Britain 
1970
"Light, Lively & Yiddish" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 87 perfs 
1971
Republic of Congo-Kinshasa becomes Republic of Zaire 
1971
Gerard Newe becomes the first Catholic to serve in any Northern Ireland government since 1920; Newe was appointed to try to improve community relations 
1972
Golden Gate National Recreation Area created 
1972
OPEC approves plan providing for 25 percent government ownership of all Western oil interests operating within Kuwait, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia 
1973
1st time Islanders beat Rangers-3-2 
1973
Alabama sets offensive record (828 yds), beats Virginia Tech 77-6 
1974
Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:46:24) 
1975
Covers of both Time & Newsweek picture rock singer Bruce Springsteen 
1977
Amsterdam businessman M Caransa kidnapped 
1977
NASA launches space vehicle S-200 
1978
Begin & Sadat win Nobel Peace prize 
1978
President Carter signs Hawkins-Humphrey full employment bill 
1979
Islanders score 2 goals within 6 seconds 3 goals within 44 seconds 
1979
St Vincent & Grenadines becomes independent of UK (Natl Day) 
1979
Voluntary Euthanasia Society publishes how-to-do-it suicide guide 
1980
Astros owner John McMullen replaces GM Tal Smith with Al Rosen 
1980
Dave Gryllis sets world bicycle speed record of 94.37 kph 
1981
Andrew Young, former UN Ambassador, elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia 
1981
The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden. 
1982
China announces its population at 1 billion people plus 
1982
IBM ROM is capable of EGA graphics 
1984
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1984
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1984
Wash State's Rueben Mayes sets col football rec of 357 yards rushing 
1985
15th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:34 
1985
16th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:11:34 
1985
Anthony Carter begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions 
1985
Billy Martin is fired by Yankees for 4th time 
1985
Hurricane Juan ravages US Gulf states & east coast, 49 die 
1985
KC Royals beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 82nd World Series 
1985
Thieves steal 9 paintings, including 5 Monet's & 2 Renoir's 
1986
NY Mets beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 83rd World Series 
1986
Paul McCartney release "Pretty Little Head" 
1986
The United Kingdom government suddenly deregulates financial markets, leading to a total restructuring of the way in which they operate in the country, in an event now referred to as the Big Bang. 
1987
Lucas Mangopes Democratic Party wins Bophuthatswana elections 
1987
Peter Shaffer's "Lettice & Lovage," premieres in London 
1987
South Korean voters overwhelmingly approved a new constitution 
1988
"ET" released to home video (14 million presold) 
1988
Larry Flynt paid hitman $1M to kill Hefner, Guccione & Sinatra 
1990
"Michael Feinstein in Concert" closes at Golden NYC after 30 perfs 
1990
Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Bayakoa, Fly So Free, In The Wings, Meadow Star, Royal Academy, Safely Kept, Unbridled 
1990
Supreme Soviet of Kirghiz SSR chooses Askar Akayev as republic's first president. 
1991
"Andre Heller's Wonderhouse" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 9 perfs 
1991
"Homecoming" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 49 performances 
1991
John Brodie wins Security Pacific Senior Golf Classic 
1991
Minnesota Twins beat Altanta Braves 1-0 in 10 to win World Series in 7 
1992
Don Baylor appointed 1st manager of Colorado Rockies 
1992
Fox is to launch Tuesday night network TV, rescheduled to Decemeber 
1992
Great Britain issues postage stamp on 100th anniversary of Tolkien 
1992
Tipper Gore (wife of future VP) admits to covering clock on her VCR with black tape so she wouldn't have to watch it blink 
1993
Howard Stern's radio show begins broadcasting in El Paso Texas 
1995
Contract finalizing Cleveland Browns' move to Balt is signed 
1995
Meyrick Pringle takes cricket hat-trick in England tour game at Soweto 
1995
Latvia applies for membership in the European Union. 
1996
US beats Japan, 21½-14½, at Nichirei International Golf Tournament 
1997
Dow Jones crashes record 554 pts to 7161 
1997
Intel Corp buys Digital Equipment for $700 million 
1997
Microsoft argues it should be "free from government interference" 
1997
US releases a redesigned $50 bill 
1999
Gunmen open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and 6 other members. 
2002
Anaheim Angels defeat San Francisco Giants 4-3 in baseball's World Series championship, MVP: Troy Glaus, Anaheim 
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. 
2004
The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 86 years 
2005
Riots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers. 
2008
The banking group BNP Paribas states that Australia is in a risky position with regards to the global financial crisis as foreign liabilities accounted for 60% of the nation's GDP 
2011
The Royal Australian Navy announces that they discovered the wreck of a World War II submarine in Simpson Harbour, Papua New Guinea during Operation RENDER SAFE - it is likely to be Japanese. 
2012
46 people are killed and 123 injured in Iraq after a series of attacks and bombs 
2012
Thousands demonstrate in Madrid against proposed budget cuts 
2013
38 people are killed in a series of car bombings in Bagdhad, Iraq 
2013
18 people are killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan 
2013
Giorgi Margvelashvili wins the Georgian Presidential election in a landslide victory 
2015
Kansas City Royals beat NY Mets in Game 1 of World Series, 5-4 in 14 innings. 
2015
Three Palestinians shot dead after knife attacks: Israeli army 
2015
Game 1 of World Series delayed after Fox broadcast loses power 
2016
More Republicans expect Clinton to win US election than Trump 
2016
Cubs start fast, beat Indians in Game 2 to even up World Series 
2017
Trump releases some JFK files, blocks others under pressure 
2017
Trump declares opioid crisis a national public health emergency 
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