29 fun facts for October, 27

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
On October 27th, events like the inauguration of the New York City Subway, Theodore Roosevelt's birth, the launch of Apple's iPad Mini, and the establishment of the United Nations Emergency Force took place. On this date, famous personalities such as Joaquin Phoenix, John Oliver, and Kelly Osbourne were born, while the largest outbreak of Ebola was declared over in Nigeria.
29 Fun facts
  1. On October 27, 312, Roman Emperor Constantine defeated Maxentius in the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, leading Constantine to become the sole ruler of the Western Roman Empire.
  2. In 1682, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was founded by English Quaker, William Penn. It became a major city of economic importance and played a key role in the American Revolution.
  3. The New York City Subway, one of the world's largest public transportation systems, began operation on October 27, 1904, connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn.
  4. On October 27, 1954, the first ever Walt Disney television show, "Disneyland," premiered on the ABC television network.
  5. The International Day for Audiovisual Heritage is celebrated globally on October 27th to raise awareness of the need to preserve and safeguard audiovisual documents for future generations.
  6. The first iPad Mini, a smaller and lighter version of the popular Apple tablet, was officially released on October 27, 2012.
  7. October 27, 1936, marked the opening of the first electric generator at the Hoover Dam, a colossal structure providing power to three states in the United States.
  8. In 1991, Turkmenistan gained its independence from the Soviet Union on October 27, officially becoming the Republic of Turkmenistan.
  9. Television personality, late-night talk show host, and comedian, John Oliver, was born on October 27, 1977, in Birmingham, England.
  10. On October 27, 1858, future U.S. President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was born in New York City, serving as the 26th President from 1901 to 1909.
  11. The National Black Cat Day is celebrated in the United Kingdom on October 27th, aiming to raise awareness about the adoption of black cats, which are often overlooked in shelters.
  12. Suez Crisis: The United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) was established on October 27, 1956, to secure and supervise the cessation of hostilities during the conflict in Egypt.
  13. American actor and film producer, Joaquin Phoenix, was born on October 27, 1974, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  14. On October 27, 1997, the Dow Jones Industrial Average experienced a record single-day drop of 554 points, also known as "Black Monday."
  15. Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni, former captain of the Indian national cricket team, was born on October 27, 1981.
  16. In 630, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan discovered a strait in South America that bears his name today, the Magellan Strait, on October 27th.
  17. On October 27, 1982, China's first private airline, Hainan Airlines, was established, breaking new ground in the country's aviation industry.
  18. American poet and essayist, Sylvia Plath, was born on October 27, 1932, in Boston, Massachusetts.
  19. The United Nations General Assembly declared October 27th as the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage in 2005, highlighting the importance of preserving audiovisual records.
  20. On October 27, 2001, Microsoft launched its new operating system, Windows XP, which was well-received for its stability and user-friendly interface.
  21. The construction of St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia, was completed on October 27, 1858, following 40 years of work.
  22. American singer and actress, Kelly Osbourne, was born on October 27, 1984, in London, England.
  23. On October 27, 2005, civil rights icon Rosa Parks passed away in Detroit, Michigan, at the age of 92.
  24. October 27, 1978, marked the launch of the European Space Agency's Giotto space probe, which performed a flyby of Halley's Comet in 1986.
  25. In 1999, the House of Lords Act was given Royal Assent in the United Kingdom on October 27th, marking a significant change in the composition and functioning of the British parliament.
  26. On October 27, 2014, the largest-ever outbreak of Ebola was declared over in Nigeria by the World Health Organization (WHO).
  27. American actress and television producer, Marla Maples, was born on October 27, 1963, in Cohutta, Georgia.
  28. President Franklin D. Roosevelt approved the $2.5 billion allocation for the Manhattan Project on October 27, 1941, which eventually led to the development of the first atomic bombs.
  29. On October 27, 1958, Boris Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, which he was forced to reject due to the Soviet government's opposition to the prize.