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Monday, October 28, 2013

October 27 - The Day in History

October 27 : General Interest
1904: New York City subway opens

At 2:35 on the afternoon of October 27, 1904, New York City Mayor George McClellan takes the controls on the inaugural run of the city's innovative new rapid transit system: the subway... read more

American Revolution
1775 : King George III speaks to Parliament of American rebellion

2006 : Chick-fil-A founder takes last Ford Taurus

Civil War
1864 : Yankees are turned back at the Battle of Hatcher's Run

Cold War
1962 : The United States and Soviet Union step back from brink of nuclear war

1940 : Mafia boss John Gotti is born

1995 : Avalanche buries homes in Iceland

General Interest
1659 : Quakers executed for religious beliefs
1858 : Teddy Roosevelt born
1914 : Dylan Thomas born
1994 : U.S. prison population exceeds one million

1924 : Actress Ruby Dee born

1932 : Sylvia Plath is born

1970 : Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber release Jesus Christ Superstar

Old West
1873 : Joseph Glidden applies for a patent on his barbed wire design

1858 : Theodore Roosevelt is born

2004 : Red Sox win first championship since 1918

Vietnam War
1966 : Ambassador Harriman sent to explain Manila offer
1971 : Cambodian troops battle Communists north of Phnom Penh

World War I
1918 : German general Erich Ludendorff resigns

World War II
1940 : De Gaulle sets up the Empire Defense Council


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