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  • Fontainebleau, France
    Tuesday Oct 27, 1807

    Napoleon

    Treaty of Fontainebleau (October 1807)

    Fontainebleau, France
    Tuesday Oct 27, 1807

    Unhappy with this change of policy by the Portuguese government, Napoleon negotiated a secret treaty with Charles IV of Spain and sent an army to invade Portugal.




  • New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 27, 1858

    Theodore Roosevelt

    Birth

    New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 27, 1858

    Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was born on October 27, 1858, at East 20th Street in New York City.




  • U.S.
    Sunday Oct 27, 1929

    Great Depression

    Brief recovery

    U.S.
    Sunday Oct 27, 1929

    The market experienced a brief recovery.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Oct 27, 1931

    Great Depression

    The United Kingdom General election 1931

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Oct 27, 1931

    The United Kingdom General election, 1931 takes place, destroying the Labor Party and delivering a landslide victory to the Conservative Party.




  • Wuhan, Hubei, China
    Thursday Oct 27, 1938

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    The Japanese captured Wuhan

    Wuhan, Hubei, China
    Thursday Oct 27, 1938

    The Japanese captured Wuhan on October 27, 1938, forcing the KMT to retreat to Chongqing (Chungking), but Chiang Kai-shek still refused to negotiate, saying he would only consider talks if Japan agreed to withdraw to the pre-1937 borders.




  • Caetés, Pernambuco, Brazil
    Saturday Oct 27, 1945

    Lula da Silva

    Birth

    Caetés, Pernambuco, Brazil
    Saturday Oct 27, 1945

    Luiz Inácio da Silva was born on 27 October 1945 (registered with a date of birth of 6 October 1945) in Caetés (then a district of Garanhuns), located 250 km (150 miles) from Recife, capital of Pernambuco, a state in the Northeast of Brazil.




  • Csepel, Budapest, Hungary
    Saturday Oct 27, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    The Army Units Were brought In To Secure Csepel and Restore Order

    Csepel, Budapest, Hungary
    Saturday Oct 27, 1956

    On 27 October, army units were brought in to secure Csepel and restore order.


  • Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Monday Oct 27, 1969

    Vietnam War

    Operation Giant Lance

    Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Monday Oct 27, 1969

    On 27 October 1969, Nixon had ordered a squadron of 18 B-52s loaded with nuclear weapons to race to the border of Soviet airspace to convince the Soviet Union, in accord with the madman theory, that he was capable of anything to end the Vietnam War ("Operation Giant Lance").


  • Paris, France
    Sunday Oct 27, 1991

    Eiffel Tower

    Thierry Devaux performed a series of acrobatic figures while bungee jumping from the second floor of the tower

    Paris, France
    Sunday Oct 27, 1991

    On 27 October 1991, Thierry Devaux, along with mountain guide Hervé Calvayrac, performed a series of acrobatic figures while bungee jumping from the second floor of the tower. Facing the Champ de Mars, Devaux used an electric winch between figures to go back up to the second floor. When firemen arrived, he stopped after the sixth jump.


  • U.S.
    Monday Oct 27, 1997

    1997 Asian financial crisis

    Dow Jones industrial plunged 554 points or 7.2%

    U.S.
    Monday Oct 27, 1997

    On 27 October 1997, the Dow Jones industrial plunged 554 points or 7.2%, amid ongoing worries about the Asian economies.


  • U.S.
    Monday Oct 27, 1997

    1997 Asian financial crisis

    27 October 1997 mini-crash

    U.S.
    Monday Oct 27, 1997

    The crisis led to a drop in consumer and spending confidence (see 27 October 1997 mini-crash). Indirect effects included the dot-com bubble, and years later the housing bubble and the subprime mortgage crisis.


  • Montgomery & Detroit, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 27, 2005

    Rosa Parks

    Reserving the front seats of the city buses with black ribbons in honor of Parks

    Montgomery & Detroit, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 27, 2005

    City officials in Montgomery and Detroit announced on October 27, 2005, that the front seats of their city buses would be reserved with black ribbons in honor of Parks until her funeral.


  • West Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 27, 2009

    League of Legends

    The Release

    West Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 27, 2009

    On 27, October 2009, League of Legends was released on PC and macOS to be a free online multiplayer game by Riot Games.


  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Saturday Oct 27, 2012

    X-box

    Xbox smart glass release

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Saturday Oct 27, 2012

    Xbox SmartGlass released on October 26, 2012, by Microsoft


  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Saturday Oct 27, 2018

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Saturday Oct 27, 2018

    The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting was a mass shooting that took place on October 27, 2018, at the Tree of Life – Or L'Simcha Congregation in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The congregation was attacked during Shabbat morning services. The shooter killed eleven people and wounded seven (he was among the wounded). Robert Gregory Bowers, 46-years-old, was arrested at the scene and charged as the suspect with 63 federal crimes, some of which are capital crimes. He has pleaded not guilty. He separately faces 36 charges in Pennsylvania state court.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 27, 2019

    League of Legends

    10 Year Anniversary

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 27, 2019

    In 2019 Riot Games celebrated the 10th anniversary of League of Legends. During an online stream, Riot announced a variety of new game projects based on the world of League of Legends, as well as in-game gifts which players would receive.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Tuesday Oct 27, 2020

    Lionel Messi

    Bartomeu out

    Barcelona, Spain
    Tuesday Oct 27, 2020

    Under increasing pressure from supporters, Barcelona President Jose Maria Bartomeu has resigned.


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