On This Day in History for October 27 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 136 of 136

  • 1979 Voluntary Euthanasia Society publishes how-to-do-it suicide guide
  • 1981 Andrew Young, former UN Ambassador, elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1981 The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.
  • 1982 China announces its population at 1 billion people plus
  • 1982 IBM ROM is capable of EGA graphics
  • 1984 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1984 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1984 Wash State's Rueben Mayes sets col football rec of 357 yards rushing
  • 1985 15th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:34
  • 1985 Billy Martin is fired by Yankees for 4th time
  • 1985 Hurricane Juan ravages US Gulf states & east coast, 49 die
  • 1985 Thieves steal 9 paintings, including 5 Monet's & 2 Renoir's
  • 1986 "Big Bang" British government deregulates financial markets, increasing London's position as a financial captial
  • 1987 Lucas Mangopes Democratic Party wins Bophuthatswana elections
  • 1987 Peter Shaffer's "Lettice & Lovage" premieres in London
  • 1987 South Korean voters overwhelmingly approved a new constitution
  • 1988 Larry Flynt paid hitman $1M to kill Hefner, Guccione & Sinatra
  • 1990 Supreme Soviet of Kirghiz SSR chooses Askar Akayev as republic's first president.
  • 1992 Fox is to launch Tuesday night network TV, rescheduled to Decemeber
  • 1992 Great Britain issues postage stamp on 100th anniversary of JRR Tolkien
  • 1992 Tipper Gore (wife of future VP) admits to covering clock on her VCR with black tape so she wouldn't have to watch it blink
  • 1993 Howard Stern's radio show begins broadcasting in El Paso Texas
  • 1995 Latvia applies for membership in the European Union.
  • 1997 Dow Jones crashes record 554 pts to 7161
  • 1997 Intel Corp buys Digital Equipment for $700 million
  • 1997 Microsoft argues it should be "free from government interference"
  • 1997 US releases a redesigned $50 bill
  • 1999 Gunmen open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and 6 other members.
  • 2005 Riots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers.
  • 2008 The banking group BNP Paribas states that Australia is in a risky position with regards to the global financial crisis as foreign liabilities accounted for 60% of the nation's GDP
  • 2011 The Royal Australian Navy announces that they discovered the wreck of a World War II submarine in Simpson Harbour, Papua New Guinea during Operation RENDER SAFE - it is likely to be Japanese.
  • 2012 46 people are killed and 123 injured in Iraq after a series of attacks and bombs
  • 2012 Thousands demonstrate in Madrid against proposed budget cuts
  • 2013 38 people are killed in a series of car bombings in Bagdhad, Iraq
  • 2013 18 people are killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan
  • 2013 Giorgi Margvelashvili wins the Georgian Presidential election in a landslide victory

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