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Today in History - October 27th
1682 - On this day in history, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was founded.
1775 - U.S. Navy formed.
1787-The first of the Federalist Papers, which called for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, was published.
1858 - Today in history, RH Macy and Co opened first store, (6th Ave-NYC). Gross receipts $1106.
1880 - Theodore Roosevelt married Alice Hathaway Lee, on his 22nd birthday.
1904 - The IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit) subway, opened in NYC, subway/bus fare was set at one nickel.
1962 - On this day in history, the US and Soviet Union stepped back from the brink of nuclear war.
1969 - Ralph Nader set up a consumer organization known as Nader's Raiders.
1978 - Today in history, Begin & Sadat won The Nobel Peace prize.
1979 - Voluntary Euthanasia Society published how-to-do-it suicide guide.
1982 - China announced its population at 1 billion people plus.
1988 - "ET" was released to home video and 14 million copies presold.
1997 - The Dow Jones industrial average fell 554.26 points, forcing the stock market to shut down.
HISTORY OF MUSIC - Today in History, October 27th
1901 - On this day in history, the first complete performance of Debussy's "Nocturnes" took place.
1970 - Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber released Jesus Christ Superstar.
1975 - Today in history, covers of both Time and Newsweek pictured rock singer Bruce Springsteen.
SCIENCE, PATENTS, INVENTIONS - Today in History, October 27th
1925 - On this day in history, water skis were patented by Fred Waller.
1938 - DuPont announced its new synthetic fiber will be called "nylon."
Today in history, 1982 - IBM ROM capable of EGA graphics came into the market.
1997 - Intel Corp bought Digital Equipment for $700 million.
SPORTS - Today in History, October 27th
2004 - After an 86 year wait, the Boston Red Sox finally captured a World Series trophy.
CULTURE, LIFESTYLE - Today in History, October 27th
1947 - "You Bet Your Life," with Groucho Marx, premiered on ABC radio.
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS - October 27th
1811 - Issac Merrit Singer, inventor (first home sewing machine).
1858 - President Teddy Roosevelt.
1872 - Emily Post, authority on social behavior/writer (Etiquette).
1914- Poet Dylan Thomas.
1923 - Roy Lichtenstein, NYC, Pop art painter (painted comic book panels).
1932 - Writer Sylvia Plath.
1940 - Mafia boss John Gotti.
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