October 27th-This Day In History

October 27 is the 300th day of the year. There are 65 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).

+ 1838 – Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated.

+ 1904 – The first underground New York City Subway line opens; the system becomes the biggest in United States, and one of the biggest in world.

+ 1961 – NASA tests the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.

+ 1964 – Ronald Reagan delivers a speech on behalf of the Republican candidate for president, Barry Goldwater. The speech launches his political career and comes to be known as "A Time for Choosing".

+ 1988 – Ronald Reagan suspends construction of the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow due to Soviet listening devices in the building structure.

+ 1997 – Stock Market 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.

 

( Births )

 

+ 1806 – Juan Seguín, American colonel, judge, and politician, 101st Mayor of San Antonio (d. 1890)

+ 1858 – Theodore Roosevelt, American colonel and politician, 26th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)

+ 1933 – Floyd Cramer, American singer and pianist (d. 1997)

+ 1942 – Lee Greenwood, American singer-songwriter

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