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Today in History: October 27th


October 27

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~ Births:

1967: Simone Moro –

Born in Bergamo, Italy, Simone Moro is a mountaineer, having climbed several 8000m peaks without the use of supplementary oxygen.

Simone Moro has succeeded in reaching the summit of: Mt. Everest, Mt. Vinson and Cho Oyo in 2002; Broad Peak, Elbrus and Kilimanjaro in 2003; and in 2006, Moro descended from the top of Everest in 4 hours.

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~ Deaths:

– 1977: James M. Cain – 

Born in Maryland, James Cain was a journalist and author, and seen as one of the creators of roman noir.

Cain spent the last year of World War I in France, writing for an Army magazine, and when he returned to the United States, he continued writing as a journalist.  His first novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice, was published in 1934.  He also wrote other well-known stories such as: Mildred Pierce, Double Indemnity, and Serenade, along with many others.  Several of his novels have inspired successful movies.

James Cain worked all the way up to his death, in 1977, at the age of 85.

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~ Events:

– 1954: Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the US Air Force –

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Born in Washington D.C., Benjamin Davis, Jr. became the first African-American to become a general in the US Air Force, following in his father, Benjamin O Davis, Sr.’s footsteps whom was the first African American general in the US Army.

Unfortunately, at age 89, Benjamin Davis Jr. died on July 4th, 2002.  He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery and Bill Clinton said: “General Davis is here today as living proof that a person can overcome adversity and discrimination, achieve great things, turn skeptics into believers; and through example and perseverance, one person can bring truly extraordinary change”.

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~ Holidays:

Navy Day –

Celebrated by several countries, Navy Day is a day to observe and recognize a countries navy.

During this day, the public can visit military ships and see air displays.  The United States made their Navy Day on October 27 because it’s the birthday of “navy-obsessed” President, Theodore Roosevelt.

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*Note: The pictures were taken from Google Images.  Click on the links to find out more info and to see my sources.*

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