October 27

1787

The first of the Federalist Papers, which called for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, was published.

1904

New York City's first rapid transit subway, the IRT, opened.

1938

Du Pont announced that it would name its new synthetic yarn nylon.

1978

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their work toward a Middle East accord.

1997

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 554.26 points, forcing the stock market to shut down.

2004

After an 86 year wait, the Boston Red Sox finally captured a World Series trophy.

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