27 OCTOBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Captain James Cook, 1728
  • Niccolo Paganini, 1782
  • Teddy Roosevelt, 1858
  • Emily Post, 1872
  • Enid Bagnold, 1889
  • Freddy De Cordova, 1910
  • Leif Erickson, 1911
  • Dylan Thomas, 1914
  • Teresa Wright, 1918
  • Nanette Fabray, 1920
  • Roy Lichtenstein, 1923
  • Ruby Dee, 1924
  • Bob Haldeman, 1926
  • Clio Laine, 1927
  • Sylvia Plath, 1932
  • David and Frederick Barclay, 1934
  • John Cleese, 1939
  • John Gotti, 1940
  • Carrie Snodgrass, 1946
  • Fran Lebowitz, 1950
  • Jayne Kennedy, 1951
  • Simon LeBon, 1958
  • Marla Maples, 1963
  • Kelly Osbourrne, 1984

Died On This Day:

  • Athelstan King of English, AD 940
  • Czar Ivan III the Great of Russia , 1505
  • Rex Stout, 1975
  • James M. Cain, 1977
  • Jacques Demy, 1990
  • Ugo Tognazzi, 1990
  • Xavier Cugat, 1990
  • Lou Reed, 2013

Today's Events:

  • AD 312 - Battle of Milvian Bridge, also known as Saxa Rubra in the Roman Empire Wars.
  • 1682 - William Penn lands in New World to claim territory granted by Britain; later named Pennsylvania.
  • 1775 - U.S. Navy established by Continental Congress.
  • 1787 - The Federalist, political essays by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and others first published.
  • 1795 - Treaty of San Lorenzo between U.S. and Spain settles boundary with Florida.
  • 1798 - French attempt to invade Ireland fails.
  • 1806 - Berlin occupied by French under Napoleon.
  • 1810 - President Madison announces annexation of western Florida from Spain.
  • 1858 - Rowland Hussey Macy's fancy goods store opens for business on 6th Avenue at 14th St., New York.
  • 1878 - $3 million stolen by gang led by George L. 'Western' Leslie from Manhattan Savings in New York.
  • 1904 - IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit) is first rapid transit subway in New York; opens to public at 7 p.m.
  • 1917 - Violinist Jascha Heifetz makes first U.S. appearance at Carnegie Hall, NY.
  • 1920 - KDKA, Pittsburgh, becomes first radio station in America granted license.
  • 1922 - Rise of fascism in Italy. Fascists seize Rome.
  • 1944 - U.S. Navy defeats Japanese at Leyte, Philippines Islands. WWII.
  • 1954 - Walt Disney's first television show goes on the air.
  • 1954 - Marilyn Monroe divorces Joe Dimaggio.
  • 1961 - U.S. and Soviet tanks face each other across Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin. Soviets back down.
  • 1997 - Stocks freefall on Wall Street reacting to Hong Kong meltdown; record loss of 554.2 points on Dow.
  • 2005 - Civil riots begin in Clichy-sous-Bois in France mainly spread across country; state of emergency starts 8 November for 3 months.
  • 2018 - Deadliest antisemitic attack in US history as 11 worshipers shot dead at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Otteran or Odhran of Iona
  • Frumentius of Ethiopia

Holiday:

  • Navy Day in the USA
  • Independence Day in St. Vincent and The Grenadines

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CHI'U CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • RAMADAN, Muslim holy month
  • CHILD HEALTH DAY - first Monday in October in USA
  • COLUMBUS DAY - first Monday in October
  • DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS - last Sunday in October set clocks back
  • MOTHER-IN-LAW DAY - celebrated fourth Sunday in October in US
  • NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY - second Sunday in October in USA
  • THANKSGIVING DAY IN CANADA - second Monday in October

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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