On This Day in:
1659 – William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson became the first Quakers to be executed in America.
1787 – The first of the Federalist Papers were published in the New York Independent. The series of 85 essays, written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay, were published under the pen name 'Publius.'
1795 – The United States and Spain signed the Treaty of San Lorenzo. The treaty is also known as 'Pinckney's Treaty.'
1858 – Roland Macy opened Macy's Department Store in New York City. It was Macy's eighth business adventure, the other seven failed.
1878 – The Manhattan Savings Bank in New York City was robbed of over $3,000,000. The robbery was credited to George 'Western' Leslie even though there was not enough evidence to convict him, only two of his associates were convicted.
1904 – The New York subway system officially opened. It was the first rapid-transit subway system in America.
1925 – Fred Waller received a patent for water skis.
1927 – The first newsreel featuring sound was released in New York.
1938 – Du Pont announced 'nylon' as the new name for its new synthetic yarn.
1947 – 'You Bet Your Life,' the radio show starring Grouch Marx, premiered on ABC. It was later shown on NBC television.
1954 – Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were divorced. They had been married on January 14, 1954.
1954 – The first Walt Disney television show 'Disneyland' premiered on ABC.
Disney movies, music and books
1962 – The Soviet Union adds to the Cuban Missile Crisis by calling for the dismantling of U.S. missile basis in Turkey. U.S.
President Kennedy agreed to the new aspect of the agreement.
1978 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize.
1994 – The U.S. Justice Department announced that the U.S.
prison population had exceeded one million for the first time in American history.
1997 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 554.26 points.
The stock market was shut down for the first time since the 1981 assassination attempt on U.S. President Reagan.
1998 – The reunion episode 'CHiPs '99' aired for the first time on the cable network TNT.
1998 – Disney's 'Lion King II: Simba's Pride' was released on video.
2002 – The Anaheim Angels won their first World Series. They beat the San Francisco Giants in Game 7 of the series.
2002 – Emmitt Smith (Dallas Cowboys) became the all-time leading rusher in the NFL when he extended his career yardage to
16,743. He achieved the record in his 193rd game. He also scored his 150th career touchdown.
Born on October 27th:
Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (Erasmus of Rotterdam) 1466 -Dutch Renaissance humanist Theodore Roosevelt (U.S.) 1858 – U.S. President Emily Post (Price) 1873 – Writer Nanette Fabray 1920 – Actress Ralph Kiner 1922 – Major League Baseball player Floyd Cramer 1933 – Singer John Cleese 1939 – Actor, comedian (Monty Python) Lee Greenwood 1942 – Singer (Proud to Be an American) Ivan Reitman 1946 – Producer, director (Ghostbusters)
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
— Romans 8:35-39 (ESV)