Today in History for October 27th

The Federalist Papers published in New York City; President Theodore Roosevelt is born; Egypian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin win Nobel Peace Prize; Boston Red Sox win their first World Series since 1918. (Oct. 27)

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ROSS SIMPSON: October 27, 1787-- in New York City, a newspaper publishes the first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, urges ratification of the US Constitution. The following year, the Constitution becomes law of the land after nine of the then 13 states ratify it.

1858-- also in The Big Apple--

THEODORE ROOSEVELT: I am not leading this fight as a matter of aesthetic pleasure. I am leading because somebody must lead or else the fight would not be made at all.

ROSS SIMPSON: President Theodore Roosevelt is born. The charismatic Rough Rider and his progressive policies helped shape the modern presidency.

1978-- and the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for this year are Egypt's President Anwar Sadat and Israel's Prime Minister Menachem Begin. Sadat and Begin share the honor for their progress toward achieving a Mideast Peace Accord.


JOHN CLEESE: This parrot is no more! It has ceased to be!

ROSS SIMPSON: John Cleese, actor and comedian, is born in Britain. He's best known as a member of the Monty Python comedy group, the TV series, "Fawlty Towers," and the movie, "A Fish Called Wanda."

And 2004--

- We've waited a long time for this. And it's about time it's here-- well-deserved. Go Red Sox, 2004 World Series Champions!

ROSS SIMPSON: A baseball curse is finally broken as the Boston Red Sox win their first World Series since 1918. They sweep the St. Louis Cardinals with a 3 to nothing shutout in Game 4. "Today in History," October 27, Ross Simpson, the Associated Press.