This Week in History


1825 – The Erie Canal, connecting Lake Erie to the Hudson River, opened.

2005 – The Chicago White Sox swept the Houston Astros to win their first World Series in 88 years.


October 27

Kevin Brown was born.

Mike Carey was born.


1904 – New York City’s first rapid transit subway, the IRT, opened.

1997 – The Dow Jones industrial average fell 554.26 points, forcing the stock market to shut down.

2004 – After an 86 year wait, the Boston Red Sox finally captured a World Series trophy.



1886 – The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland.

1940 – Italy invaded Greece during World War II.



Kim Jenkusky was born.


1929 – The New York Stock Exchange crashed on Black Tuesday, precipitating the Great Depression.


2012 – Hurricane Sandy.



Mark Dana was born.


1938 – Radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, starring Orson Welles, caused

nationwide panic among listeners.


1974 – Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round of a 15-round bout in Kinshasa, Zaire (“rumble in the jungle”).



Kathleen Coughlin was born.

Dennis O’Connor was born.

Marilyn Kohn was born.

1517 – Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace church, marking the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.


1992 – Pope John Paul II admitted that the Roman Catholic Church had erred in convicting Galileo of heresy 350 years earlier.



Joe Keenan was born.

Jim Sluyk was born.

Jeannine Morris was born.

Bobby Kalisak was born.


1765 – The Stamp Act, the first direct tax on the American colonies, went into effect.

1952 – The United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb in a test in the Marshall Islands.

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