27 October It Happened Today


1505  Death of Ivan the Great,first Tsar of Russia.

1764  Death of the painter and cartoonist William Hogarth.

1914  Birth of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.

1923  Birth of American painter and pioneer of pop art, Roy Lichtenstein.

1971  The Republic of the Congo changes name to Republic of Zaire.

1983  US President Ronald Reagan defends decision to send troops into Grenada


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