Thursday, October 27, 2011
as a member, following a vote in which 107 member states supported and 14 opposed.
Sports: Emmitt Smith of the Dallas Cowboys passes Walter Payton as the NFL's leading rusher in a 17–14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks
Wednesday, October 27, 1999
EgyptAir Flight 990, travelling from New York City to Cairo, crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on board. When the pilot leaves the cockpit, the co-pilot causes the Boeing 767 to enter a steep dive, resulting in impact with the Atlantic Ocean.
Thursday, October 27, 1988
Ronald Reagan decides to tear down the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure.
Wednesday, October 27, 1982
Tuesday, October 27, 1981
El Salvador and Honduras sign a peace treaty to put the border dispute fought over in 1969's Football War before the International Court of Justice.
November ndash Duration of the CESDAP
plan extended indefinitely.
Saturday, October 27, 1979
Peter Sutcliffe (the Yorkshire Ripper) commits his first murder, that of Wilma McCann.
An independent audit of Mattel, one of the United States' largest toy manufacturers, reveals that company officials fabricated press releases and financial information to maintain the appearance of continued corporate growth.
The long-running television game show "The Price is Right" expands from 30 minutes to its current hour-long format on CBS
Saturday, October 27, 1973
Wednesday, October 27, 1971
The United Kingdom becomes the 6th nation to launch a satellite into orbit, the Prospero X-3, using a Black Arrow carrier rocket.
Thursday, October 27, 1966
The United Nations takes Namibia from South Africa.
Tuesday, October 27, 1964
Saturday, October 27, 1951
Farouk of Egypt declares himself king of Sudan, with no support.
Saturday, October 27, 1945
Getúlio Vargas resigns as the president of Brazil.
n separatists riot and fight Dutch and British security forces.
ratifications exchanged in London on the first London Naval Treaty
signed in April modifying the Washington Naval Treaty
of 1925. Its arms limitation provisions go into effect immediately, hence putting more limits on the expensive naval arms race between its five signatories (the United Kingdom, the United States, the Japanese Empire
, France, and Italy.)
U.S. presidential election, 1924: Republican Calvin Coolidge defeats Democrat John W. Davis and Progressive Robert M. LaFollette, Sr.
Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected as the first woman governor in the United States.
Saturday, October 27, 1923
In Germany, General Hans von Seeckt
orders the "Reichswehr" to dissolve the Social Democratic-Communist government of Saxony, which was refusing to accept the authority of the "Reich" government.
Turkey becomes a republic following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. Kemal Atatürk is elected as the president.
After two days of fighting, the "Reichswehr" take control of Saxony.
Wednesday, October 27, 1920
In the United States, KDKA AM of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (owned by Westinghouse) starts broadcasting as a commercial radio station. The first broadcast is the results of the presidential election.
Wednesday, October 27, 1915
Tuesday, October 27, 1914
World War I: The British super-dreadnought
battleship HMS ''Audacious''
(23,400 tons), is sunk off Tory Island
, north-west of Ireland, by a minefield laid by the armed German merchant-cruiser "Berlin".
November ndash The new largest passenger liner "RMS Mauretania
" makes its maiden voyage from Liverpool
, England to New York City.
Thursday, October 27, 1904
Tuesday, October 27, 1891
An 8.0 earthquake strikes the village of Utsuzumi in rural Gifu, Japan, killing over 7,000 across the region and creating a 3-meter-tall surface fault that is still visible.
Giuseppe Garibaldi's troops march into Rome.
Saturday, October 27, 1810
Tuesday, October 27, 1795
The United States and Spain sign the Treaty of Madrid, which establishes the boundaries between Spanish colonies and the U.S.
Saturday, October 27, 1787
Wednesday, October 27, 1751
Wednesday, October 27, 1688
King James II of England dismisses minister Robert Spencer, 2nd Earl of Sunderland.
Tuesday, October 27, 1682
Charles II of England sells Dunkirk to France for £40,000 (or 2.5 million livres).
Thursday, October 27, 1605
Spanish troops of General Spinola occupy Wachtendonk.
Sunday, October 17, 1557 (Julianian calendar)
Welsh-born mathematician Robert Recorde publishes "The Whetstone of Witte" in London, containing the first recorded use of the equals sign and also the first use in English of plus and minus signs.
Özdemir Pasha conquers the Red Sea port of Massawa for the Ottoman Empire.
With the permission of the Ming Dynasty
government of China
and the benefit of both Western and Eastern merchants, the Portuguese
settle in Macau
(retroceded in 1999
). Direct Sino-Portuguese
trade had existed since 1513
, but this is the first official legal treaty port on traditional Chinese
soil that will form a long-term Western settlement. Soon after, China
legalizes foreign trade, and Chinese
began to migrate overseas.
, throwing the German banking houses into chaos.
adventurer Hans Staden
publishes a widely-translated account of his detention by the Tupí people
, "Warhaftige Historia und beschreibung eyner Landtschafft der Wilden Nacketen, Grimmigen Menschfresser-Leuthen in der Newenwelt America gelegen" (True Story and Description of a Country of Wild, Naked, Grim, Man-eating People in the New World, America).
The following schools are founded in England:
Tuesday, October 17, 1553 (Julianian calendar)
Inquisition burns Michael Servetus as a heretic in Geneva.
Sunday, October 20, 1275 (Julianian calendar)
In Ghent, first recorded instance of emission of life annuities by a town in the Low Countries, this event confirms a trend of consolidation of local public debt in north-western Europe initiated in 1218 by Rheims.
The Mongol Golden Horde raids Lithuania for the third time.
Floris V count of holland gave the city of Amsterdam independence of taxes.
The era of the "tosafot
" (medieval commentators on the Talmud
) ends (began 1100).
Around Ciney, in present day Wallonia, start of the war of the cow (end in 1278).
Thursday, October 24, 625 (Julianian calendar)