Thursday, October 27, 2016
History for October 27 - On-This-Day.com
Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (Erasmus of Rotterdam) 1466 - Dutch Renaissance humanist, Theodore Roosevelt (U.S.) 1858, Emily Post (Price) 1873
Dylan Thomas 1914, John Cleese 1939 - Actor, comedian, Lee Greenwood 1942 - Singer
1659 - William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson became the first Quakers to be executed in America.
1787 - The first of the Federalist Papers were published in the New York Independent. The series of 85 essays, written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay, were published under the pen name "Publius."
1858 - Roland Macy opened Macy's Department Store in New York City. It was Macy's eighth business adventure, the other seven failed.
1904 - The New York subway system officially opened. It was the first rapid-transit subway system in America.
1925 - Fred Waller received a patent for water skis.
1938 - Du Pont announced "nylon" as the new name for its new synthetic yarn.
1947 - "You Bet Your Life," the radio show starring Grouch Marx, premiered on ABC. It was later shown on NBC television.
1954 - The first Walt Disney television show "Disneyland" premiered on ABC.