About October 27

October 27, 2021 is the 300th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 65 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Scorpio is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 97 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 27

  • 939
    Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England.
  • 1524
    Italian Wars: The French troops lay siege to Pavia.
  • 1682
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded.
  • 1795
    The United States and Spain sign the Treaty of Madrid, which establishes the boundaries between Spanish colonies and the U.S.
  • 1806
    The French Army enters Berlin.
  • 1838
    Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated.
  • 1870
    Marshal François Achille Bazaine surrenders to Prussian forces at Metz along with 140,000 French soldiers in one of the biggest French defeats of the Franco-Prussian War.
  • 1904
    The first underground New York City Subway line opens; the system becomes the biggest in United States, and one of the biggest in world.
  • 1922
    A referendum in Rhodesia rejects the country’s annexation to the South African Union.
  • 1924
    The Uzbek SSR is founded in the Soviet Union.
  • 1954
    Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.
  • 1958
    Iskander Mirza, the first President of Pakistan, is deposed in a bloodless coup d'état by General Ayub Khan, who had been appointed the enforcer of martial law by Mirza 20 days earlier.
  • 1961
    NASA launches the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.
  • 1986
    The British government suddenly deregulates financial markets, leading to a total restructuring of the way in which they operate in the country, in an event now referred to as the Big Bang.
  • 1992
    United States Navy radioman Allen R. Schindler, Jr. is brutally murdered by shipmate Terry M. Helvey for being gay, precipitating first military, then national, debate about gays in the military that resulted in the United States “Don't ask, don't tell” military policy.
  • 1995
    Former Prime Minister of Italy Bettino Craxi is convicted in absentia of corruption.
  • 1999
    Gunmen open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and 6 other members.
  • 2004
    Major League Baseball: The Boston Red Sox complete a four-game sweep of the 2004 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, giving the team their first World Series championship since 1918.
  • 2005
    Riots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers.
  • 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.

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