27 October

October 27 is the 300th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 65 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about October 27th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about October 27th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Black Cat Day
  • National Cranky Co-Worker Day
  • Navy Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – October 27

1999: Shooting in the Armenian Parliament

8 people, including the country’s prime minister, Vazgen Sargsyan and Speaker Karen Demirchyan, were killed when armed gunmen shot at the members of the Armenian National Assembly. The gunmen claimed that they were there to carry out a coup and that the prime minister was their target. The siege ended after the Armenian troops surrounded the parliament building and the gunmen surrendered.

1991: Turkmenistan Declares Independence from the Soviet Union

The Central Asian country had been a separate republic of the USSR since 1925. Saparmurat Niyazov, the head of the country under the Soviets, continued ruling the country under the title of President for Life until his death in 2006. The day is annually celebrated in the country as Independence Day.

1904: New York City Subway Begins Operations

The oldest underground subway system in the United States, construction of the transit system began in 1902. Today, the NYC subway is one of the world’s largest and the most used rapid transit systems in the world.

1838: State of Missouri Passes the Extermination Order

Governor Lilburn Boggs signed Missouri Executive Order 44 as a result of the Battle of Crooked River which took place a few days earlier on October 24-25. The fight occurred between Mormon forces and a Missouri state militia and it resulted in 4 fatalities. The executive order ruled that ‘all Mormons were to be treated as enemies and that they must be exterminated or driven out of the state for public peace.’ The order forced members of the Church of Latter Day Saints to migrate from Missouri to Illinois.

1682: City of Philadelphia Founded

The historical city in the State of Pennsylvania was founded by English entrepreneur, William Penn. Penn received the land as a payment to fulfill a debt that King Charles II owed to Penn’s father. Philadelphia is the only UNESCO-declared World Heritage City in the United States and it was temporarily the capital of the United States in the 1800s.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, October 27

1984: Irfan Pathan, Indian cricketer

1952: Francis Fukuyama, American philosopher

1932: Sylvia Plath, American poet

1920: K. R. NarayananIndian politician, 10th President of India

1858: Theodore Roosevelt, American politician, 26th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, October 27

2013: Lou Reed, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer

1975: Rex Stout, American author

1605: Akbar, Mughal Emperor

1553: Michael Servetus, Spanish theologian, physician, cartographer

939: ÆthelstanEnglish king

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