What Happened on October 27th

Historical Events

  • 312 Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross.
  • 1867 Garibaldi marches on Rome
  • 1938 DuPont announces its new synthetic polyamide fiber will be called "nylon"
  • 1962 Black Saturday - Russian nuclear missile crisis in Cuba
  • 1982 China announces its population at 1 billion people plus
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Did You Know?

1st published reference to "jazz" appears (Variety)

On October 27, 1916

Famous Weddings

  • 1880 Theodore Roosevelt, later 26th US President marries Alice Hathaway Lee, on his 22nd birthday
  • 1910 Baseball legend Connie Mack (47) weds Katherine Holahan
  • 1964 Singers Sonny & Cher wed, Cher wore bell-bottoms
  • 1971 Steve Garvey weds Cynthia Truhan
  • 1984 "Jessie's Girl" singer Rick Springfield (35) weds Barbara Porter in Australia
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