Thursday, October 27, 2011

27th of October

Today is the 300th day of the year, with only 65 days remaining until the end of the year.

312 - Constantine the Great, is said to have received his famous "Vision of the Cross."

1682 - The city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is founded. It will be instrumental in the defining moments of United States history.

1838 - Missouri Governor, Lilburn Boggs, issues the Extermination Order, claiming that all Mormons must leave the state of be executed.

1904 - The first underground New York City Subway line opens, the system becomes the largest in the the U.S. and one of the biggest in the world.

1954 - Benjamin O. Davis Jr., becomes the first African-American general in the United States Armed Forces.

1961 - NASA launches the first Saturn I rocket into space.

1973 - The Canon City meteorite, a 1.4 kg chondrite-type, strikes in Fremont County, Colorado.

1988 - Ronald Reagan decides to tear down the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow, because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure.

1991 - Turkmenistan achieves its independence from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

1994 - The United States prison population exceeds one millions for the first time.

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