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On This Day: October 27th

This is 300th day of the year and 65 days remain in the year.

in history
1787
The first of the Federalist Papers, which called for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, was published.
1904
New York City's first rapid transit subway, the IRT, opened.
1938
Du Pont announced that it would name its new synthetic yarn nylon.
1978
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their work toward a Middle East accord.
1997
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 554.26 points, forcing the stock market to shut down.
2004
After an 86 year wait, the Boston Red Sox finally captured a World Series trophy.
October 27 BirthdaysIsaac Singer1811–75, American inventor, b. Rensselaer co., N.Y..
Emily Postetiquette authority
John Cleeseactor
Roy Lichtensteinpainter
Roberto Benigniactor and filmmaker
Theodore Roosevelt26th U.S. president
Dylan Thomaspoet
Erasmushumanist
Maxine Hong Kingstonwriter
James Cookexplorer and navigator
Niccolò Paganiniviolinist
Sylvia Plathpoet



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