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On October 27th, 1787, the first of
the Federalist Papers, a series of essays calling
for ratification of the United States
Constitution, was published in a New York
On this date:
In 1858, the 26th president of the United States,
Theodore Roosevelt, was born in New York
In 1880, Theodore
Roosevelt married Alice Lee.
In 1904, the first
rapid transit subway, the IRT, opened in New York
author-poet Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea,
In 1922, the first
annual celebration of Navy Day took place.
In 1938, Du Pont
announced a name for its new synthetic yarn:
In 1947, "You
Bet Your Life," starring Groucho Marx,
premiered on ABC Radio. (It later became a
television show on NBC.)
In 1954, Walt
Disney's first television program, titled
"Disneyland" after his yet-to-be
completed theme park, premiered on ABC.
"Expo `67" closed in Montreal, Canada.
In 1978, Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin were named winners of the Nobel
Peace Prize for their progress toward achieving a
Middle East accord.
Ten years ago: The
Senate gave final legislative approval to a
record package of taxes and spending cuts, hours
after the House approved the plan. Death claimed
bandleader Xavier Cugat at age 90 and author
Elliott Roosevelt at age 80.
Five years ago: A
sniper killed one soldier and wounded 18 others
at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. (Paratrooper
William J. Kreutzer was later convicted in the
shootings, and condemned to death.) Thousands
rallied in Montreal for national unity three days
before a referendum on whether Quebec should
One year ago: In
the first debate of the Democratic presidential
race, Al Gore sought to stem his decline in the
polls by attacking rival Bill Bradley's health
care and spending plans. The US federal budget
surplus was put at $123 billion in 1998, marking
the first back-to-back surpluses since the
1950's. The New York Yankees won their second
straight World Series sweep, defeating the
Atlanta Braves in game four, 4-to-1.
"I'm an idealist --
I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my
Carl Sandburg, American poet and author