11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 27th October

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1858 - Theodore Roosevelt is born

2. 1904 : The New York Subway opens, travelling between Lower Manhattan and Harlem stopping at 28 stations in between and cost a nickel to ride

3. 1914 - Poet Dylan Thomas is born

4. 1936 - Wallis Simpson obtains a divorce from her husband, making her free to marry King Edward VIII

5. 1954 - Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio divorce after DiMaggio allegedly struck Monroe following the filming of her famous 'skirt scene' in The Seven-Year Itch

6. 1958 The first edition of Blue Peter is transmitted by the BBC

7. 1960 - Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is released from the Georgia State Prison following a direct
intervention from Robert F. Kennedy

8. 1968 - An estimated 6,000 marchers demonstrating against the Vietnam War face up to police outside the US Embassy in London

9. 1978 - Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin are named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their work toward a Middle East accord

10. 1997 - Stock markets around the world crash because of fears of a global economic meltdown

11. 2005 – Riots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers

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