A to Z This Day in World History | October 27th

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On October 27th in world history:

1904: The New York City Subway system officially opened, becoming one of the world’s largest and busiest public transportation systems. The subway’s first line, known as the “IRT” (Interborough Rapid Transit), began operation, and it played a significant role in the development and growth of New York City.

1936: Wallis Simpson, an American socialite, filed for divorce from her second husband, Ernest Simpson. This event would have significant historical consequences, as King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom would later abdicate the throne in order to marry Wallis Simpson, sparking a constitutional crisis.

1962: During the Cuban Missile Crisis, U.S. Navy reconnaissance planes took photographs revealing the presence of Soviet missile bases in Cuba, escalating the tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union and bringing the world closer to the brink of nuclear war.

1988: Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, approved the Civil Liberties Act, which formally apologized for the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II and provided reparations to survivors. This act acknowledged the injustice and discrimination faced by Japanese-Americans during the war.

2010: The Chilean miners who had been trapped underground in the San José Mine for over two months were successfully rescued. The operation captivated the world’s attention, and all 33 miners were brought to the surface safely.

These are just a few notable events that happened on October 27th in history.

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