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October 27th, 2005 (October 27 2005)EventRiots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers.
October 27th, 2004 (October 27 2004)EventThe Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 86 years.
October 27th, 2002 (October 27 2002)EventThe 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.
October 27th, 1999 (October 27 1999)EventGunmen open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and 6 other members.Vazgen Sargsyan Quotes
October 27th, 1997 (October 27 1997)EventOctober 27, 1997 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. For the first time, the New York Stock Exchange activated their "circuit breakers" twice during the day eventually making the controversial move of closing the Exchange early.
October 27th, 1995 (October 27 1995)EventLatvia applies for membership in the European Union.
October 27th, 1995 (October 27 1995)EventFormer Italian Prime Minister Bettino Craxi is condemned in absentia for corruption.
October 27th, 1992 (October 27 1992)EventUnited States Navy radioman Allen R. Schindler, Jr. is brutally murdered by shipmates for being gay, precipitating first military, then national debate about gays in the military that resulted in the United States "Don t ask, don t tell" military policy.Allen Tate Quotes
October 27th, 1991 (October 27 1991)EventTurkmenistan achieved independence from the Soviet Union.
October 27th, 1990 (October 27 1990)EventSupreme Soviet of Kirghiz SSR chooses Askar Akayev as republic s first president.
October 27th, 1986 (October 27 1986)EventThe 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.
October 27th, 1981 (October 27 1981)EventThe Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.
October 27th, 1973 (October 27 1973)EventThe Canon City meteorite, a 1.4 kg chondrite type meteorite strikes in Fremont County, Colorado.
October 27th, 1971 (October 27 1971)EventDemocratic Republic of the Congo is renamed Zaire.
October 27th, 1964 (October 27 1964)EventRonald Reagan delivers a speech on behalf of Republican candidate for president, Barry Goldwater. The speech launched his political career and came to be known as "A Time for Choosing".Ronald Reagan Quotes
October 27th, 1962 (October 27 1962)EventMajor Rudolph Anderson of the United States Air Force became the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane was shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.
October 27th, 1962 (October 27 1962)EventThe plane of Enrico Mattei, Italian industry s most relevant figure, crashes in mysterious circumstances.
October 27th, 1961 (October 27 1961)EventNASA launched the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.
October 27th, 1958 (October 27 1958)EventIskander Mirza, the first President of Pakistan, is deposed in a bloodless coup d etat by General Ayub Khan, who was appointed the enforcer of martial law by Mirza 20 days earlier. Martial Quotes
October 27th, 1954 (October 27 1954)EventBenjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.
October 27th, 1953 (October 27 1953)EventBritish nuclear test Totem 2 is detonated at Emu Field, South Australia.
October 27th, 1948 (October 27 1948)EventLeopold Sedar Senghor founds the Senegalese Democratic Bloc (BDS).
October 27th, 1936 (October 27 1936)EventMrs Wallis Simpson filed for divorce which would eventually allow her to marry King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, thus forcing his abdication from the throne.
October 27th, 1924 (October 27 1924)EventThe Uzbek SSR is founded in the Soviet Union.
October 27th, 1922 (October 27 1922)EventA referendum in Rhodesia rejects the country s annexation to the South African Union.
October 27th, 1916 (October 27 1916)EventBattle 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.
October 27th, 1904 (October 27 1904)EventThe first underground New York City Subway line opens; the system becomes the biggest in United States, and one of the biggest in world.
October 27th, 1870 (October 27 1870)EventMarshal Francois Achille Bazaine surrenders to Prussian forces at Metz along with 140,000 French soldiers in one of the biggest French defeats of the Franco-Prussian War.
October 27th, 1838 (October 27 1838)EventMissouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated.
October 27th, 1810 (October 27 1810)EventUnited States annexes the former Spanish colony of West Florida.
October 27th, 1806 (October 27 1806)EventThe French Army enters in Berlin.
October 27th, 1795 (October 27 1795)EventThe United States and Spain sign the Treaty of Madrid, which establishes the boundaries between Spanish colonies and the U.S.
October 27th, 1682 (October 27 1682)EventPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania is founded.
October 27th, 1644 (October 27 1644)EventSecond Battle of Newbury in the English Civil War.
October 27th, 1553 (October 27 1553)EventCondemned as a heretic, Michael Servetus is burned at the stake just outside Geneva.
October 27th, 1524 (October 27 1524)EventItalian Wars: The French troops lay siege to Pavia.
October 27th, 1275 (October 27 1275)EventTraditional founding of the city of Amsterdam.
October 27th, 0939 (October 27 0939)EventEdmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England.
October 27th, 0710 (October 27 0710)EventSaracen invasion of Sardinia.
October 27th, 0312 (October 27 0312)EventConstantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross.

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