- 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
1st published reference to "jazz" appears (Variety)
On October 27, 1916