Historical Events for 27th October 2018

1864 – Battle of Boydton Plank Road, VA (Burgess’ Mill, Southside Railroad)
1960 – Singer Ben E. King records “Spanish Harlem” and “Stand By Me”
1967 – Expo 67 closes in Montreal, Canada
1981 – The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.
1982 – China announces its population has reached 1 billion plus people
1987 – Peter Shaffer’s “Lettice and Lovage” premieres in London
1992 – Great Britain issues postage stamp on 100th anniversary of JRR Tolkien
1997 – US releases a redesigned $50 bill
2006 – St. Louis beats Detroit Tigers, 4-2 in Game 5 at Busch Stadium to win Cardinals’ 10th Baseball World Series; Cards infielder David Eckstein MVP
2012 – Thousands demonstrate in Madrid against proposed budget cuts

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