Monday, October 27, 2014

Today in History: Monday, October 27, 2014

AP Highlight in History: 
On Oct. 27, 1858, Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, was born in New York City.
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On this date in:
1787The first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays calling for ratification of the U.S. Constitution, was published in a New York newspaper.
1880Theodore Roosevelt married Alice Lee.
1904The first rapid transit subway opened, in New York City.
1914Author-poet Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales.
1947"You Bet Your Life," starring Groucho Marx, premiered on ABC Radio.
1978Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin won the Nobel Peace Prize.
1997The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 554.26 points, forcing the stock market to shut down for the first time since the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.
2002Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith broke the NFL career rushing yardage record of 16,726 held by Walter Payton.
2002Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was elected president of Brazil in a runoff, becoming the country's first elected leftist leader.
2004The Boston Red Sox won their first World Series since 1918, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 in Game 4.
AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki
2005White House counsel Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination to the Supreme Court after three weeks of criticism from fellow conservatives.
2005Surgeons in France performed the world's first partial face transplant on a woman who was mauled by a dog.
2008Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, was convicted of seven corruption charges for lying about free home renovations and other gifts from a wealthy oil contractor. (A judge later dismissed the case, saying prosecutors had withheld evidence.)
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
TV personality Kelly Osbourne ("The Osbournes") turns 30 years old today.
AP Photo/Matt Sayles
Nanette FabrayActress94
John CleeseActor, comedian ("Monty Python")75
Lee GreenwoodCountry singer72
Ivan ReitmanDirector, producer68
Garry TallentRock musician (The E Street Band)65
Fran LebowitzAuthor64
Roberto BenigniActor, director ("Life is Beautiful")62
Simon LeBonSinger (Duran Duran)56
Scott WeilandRock singer (Stone Temple Pilots)47
Sheeri RappaportActress ("CSI")37
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