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This Day in History: October 27

October 27: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1795 - The United States and Spain sign the Treaty of Madrid, which establishes the boundaries between Spanish colonies and the U.S.
  2. 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.
  3. 1954 - Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.
  4. 1961 - NASA launches the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.
  5. 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.
  6. Famous Birthdays: James Cook (British naval captain and explorer), Isaac Singer (American inventor), Theodore Roosevelt (American politician- 26th President of the United States), Roy Lichtenstein (American artist), Mary Moser (English painter)

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