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This Day in History for October 27

1775 – US Navy forms as the Continental Navy.

1810 – United States annexes West Florida from Spain.

1893 – Hurricane hits coast between Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina.

1913 – President Woodrow Wilson says US will never attack another country.

1920 – Westinghouse radio station in East Pittsburgh, KDKA begins.

1938 – DuPont announces its new synthetic polyamide fiber will be called “nylon”

1947 – “You Bet Your Life” with Groucho Marx premieres on ABC radio.

1954 – President Eisenhower offers aid to South Vietnam Prime Minister Ngo Dinh Diem.

1954 – Walt Disney’s 1st TV show, “Disneyland”, premieres on ABC.

1955 – “Rebel Without a Cause”, directed by Nicholas Ray, starring James Dean and Natalie Wood is released.

1960 – Singer Ben E. King records “Spanish Harlem” & “Stand By Me”

1962 – Black Saturday during the Cuban Missile Crisis: An American spy plane is shot down over Cuba and the navy drops warning depth charges on Soviet submarines.

1969 – Ralph Nadar sets up a consumer organization known as Nader’s Raiders.

1973 – Alabama sets offensive record (828 yds), beats Virginia Tech 77-6.

1978 – US President Jimmie Carter signs Hawkins-Humphrey full employment bill.

1988 – Larry Flynt paid hitman $1M to kill Hefner, Guccione & Sinatra.

1992 – Fox is to launch Tuesday night network TV, rescheduled to December.

1997 – Microsoft argues it should be “free from government interference”

2004 – World Series Baseball: Boston beats St. Louis, 3-0 in Game 4 at Busch Stadium to sweep Cardinals and win Red Sox first title since 1918; MVP: Boston outfielder Manny Ramirez.

2019 – Tiger Woods scores a wire-to-wire 3-stroke win over Hideki Matsuyama at the inaugural Zozo Championship at Accordia Golf & Country Club to tie Sam Snead’s record of 82 PGA victories.

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