On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 1981 The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.
  • 1982 China announces its population has reached 1 billion plus people
  • 1982 IBM ROM is capable of EGA graphics
  • 1984 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 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 Hurricane Juan ravages US Gulf states & east coast, 49 die
  • 1985 Thieves steal 9 paintings, including 5 Monet's and 2 Renoir's
  • 1986 British government deregulates financial markets in a "Big Bang", enhancing London's status as a financial capital while increasing income inequality
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Intel Corp buys Digital Equipment for $700 million

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • 1997 Microsoft argues it should be "free from government interference"
  • 1997 US releases a redesigned $50 bill

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1998 Helmut Kohl resigns as Chancellor of Germany after 16 years, following a landslide defeat in elections

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
German Chancellor
Helmut Kohl
  • 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
  • 2017 First operation to separate conjoined twins joined at the head in India completed in New Delhi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 Catalan parliament meets and unilaterally declares independence from Spain

President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont
President of Catalonia
Carles Puigdemont
  • 2018 Gunman shoots and kills 11 people and injures six at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in an anti-Semitic attack
  • 2018 Australian 7-year old mare Winx wins unprecedented fourth consecutive Cox Plate at Moonee Valley in Melbourne; her record 29th-straight win and her 22nd Group 1 racing success
  • 2019 Argentine presidential election won by Alberto Fernandez, defeating sitting President Mauricio Macri
  • 2019 California Governor Gavin Newson declares state of emergency with multiple fires across the state, including Sonomoa County's Kincade Fire burning over 30,000 acres

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