October 27: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

In the Gregorian calendar, October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years); 65 days remain before the end of the year.


(October 27, 1795)
The United States and Spain signed the Pinckney Treaty, which granted the United States navigation rights on the Mississippi River. photo source:

(October 27, 1961)
The first Saturn rocket was successfully launched, and the Saturn V was employed in the Apollo Moon-landing missions years later. photo source:

(October 27, 1968)
Lise Meitner, a physicist who discovered nuclear fission alongside Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann, died in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. photo source:

(October 27, 1978)
On this day in 1978, Egypt's Anwar Sadat and Israel's Menachem Begin were given the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in negotiating the Camp David Accords, which led to a peace treaty between their countries. photo source:

(October 27, 1979)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, an island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea located within the Lesser Antilles, gained independence. photo source:

(October 27, 2014)
Taylor Swift released 1989, her first "official pop album," which was a smash hit and won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. photo source:

(Died on October 27, 2015)
Betsy Drake, French-American actress and singer (b. 1923)

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