On This Day: October 27th
This is 300th day of the year and 65 days remain in the year.
The first of the Federalist Papers, which called for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, was published.
New York City's first rapid transit subway, the IRT, opened.
Du Pont announced that it would name its new synthetic yarn nylon.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 554.26 points, forcing the stock market to shut down.
October 27 BirthdaysIsaac Singer1811–75, American inventor, b. Rensselaer co., N.Y..
Emily Postetiquette authority
Roberto Benigniactor and filmmaker
Theodore Roosevelt26th U.S. president
Maxine Hong Kingstonwriter
James Cookexplorer and navigator