It's my birthday too, yeah!

27 Oct

October 27th:

300th Day of the year.
1275 – Traditional founding of the city of Amsterdam.
1904 – The first underground New York City Subway line opens.
1954 – Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.
1992 – United States Navy radioman Allen R. Schindler, Jr. is brutally murdered by shipmate Terry M. Helvey for being gay, precipitating first military, then national, debate about gays in the military that resulted in the United States “Don’t ask, don’t tell” military policy.
1994 – Gliese 229B is the first Substellar Mass Object to be unquestionably identified.
2004 – The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 86 years.

Births:

1728 – James Cook, British naval captain and explorer.
1811 – Isaac Singer, American inventor.
1858 – Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States.
1915 – Harry Saltzman, American film producer.
1939 – John Cleese, British actor and writer.
1940 – John Gotti, American crime boss.
1985 – Me.

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