About October 27

October 27, 2022 is the 300th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 65 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 87 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 27

  • 1524
    Italian Wars: The French troops lay siege to Pavia.
  • 1644
    Second Battle of Newbury in the English Civil War.
  • 1682
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded.
  • 1806
    The French Army enters Berlin.
  • 1810
    United States annexes the former Spanish colony of West Florida.
  • 1827
    Bellini’s third opera Il pirata is premiered at Teatro alla Scala di Milano
  • 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.
  • 1916
    Battle of Segale: Negus Mikael, marching on the Ethiopian capital in support of his son Emperor Iyasus V, is defeated by Fitawrari abte Giyorgis, securing the throne for Empress Zauditu.
  • 1936
    Mrs Wallis Simpson files for divorce which would eventually allow her to marry King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, thus forcing his abdication from the throne.
  • 1944
    World War II: German forces capture Banská Bystrica during Slovak National Uprising thus bringing it to an end.
  • 1948
    Léopold Sédar Senghor founds the Senegalese Democratic Bloc.
  • 1953
    British nuclear test Totem 2 is carried out at Emu Field, South Australia.
  • 1961
    NASA launches the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.
  • 1964
    Ronald Reagan delivers a speech on behalf of Republican candidate for president, Barry Goldwater. The speech launched his political career and came to be known as “A Time for Choosing”.
  • 1988
    Ronald Reagan decides to tear down the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure.
  • 1995
    Former Prime Minister of Italy Bettino Craxi is convicted in absentia of corruption.
  • 1997
    October 27, 1997 mini-crash: Stock markets around the world crash because of fears of a global economic meltdown. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets 554.26 points to 7,161.15.
  • 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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