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October 27 Historical Events

The following events took place on October 27. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 46 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 312
    Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross.
  • 710
    Saracen invasion of Sardinia.
  • 939
    Æthelstan, the first King of England, died and was succeeded by his half-brother, Edmund I.
  • 1275
    Traditional founding of the city of Amsterdam.
  • 1524
    Italian Wars: The French troops lay siege to Pavia.
  • 1553
    Condemned as a heretic, Michael Servetus is burned at the stake just outside Geneva.
  • 1644
    Second Battle of Newbury in the English Civil War.
  • 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, following the Battle of Jena–Auerstedt.
  • 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
  • 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 the conclusion of the Siege of 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.
  • 1907
    Černová massacre: Fifteen people are killed in the Hungarian half of Austria-Hungary when a gunman opens fire on a crowd gathered at a church consecration. This would led to protests over the treatment of minorities in Austria-Hungary.
  • 1914
    The British lose their first battleship of World War I: The British super-dreadnought battleship HMS Audacious (23,400 tons), is sunk off Tory Island, north-west of Ireland, by a minefield laid by the armed German merchant-cruiser Berlin.The loss was kept an official secret in Britain until 14 November 1918 (3 days after the end of the war). The sinking was witnessed and photographed by passengers on RMS Olympic sister ship of RMS Titanic.
  • 1916
    Battle of Segale: Negus Mikael, marching on the Ethiopian capital in support of his son Emperor Iyasu V, is defeated by Fitawrari abte Giyorgis, securing the throne for Empress Zewditu I.
  • 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.
  • 1930
    Ratifications exchanged in London for the first London Naval Treaty, signed in April modifying the 1925 Washington Naval Treaty and the arms limitation treaty’s modified provisions, go into effect immediately, further limiting the expensive naval arms race among its five signatories.
  • 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.
  • 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 tests the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.
  • 1961
    Mauritania and Mongolia join the United Nations.
  • 1962
    Major Rudolf Anderson of the United States Air Force becomes the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane is shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.

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