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This Day in History: Oct. 27

This Day in History: Oct. 27
Groucho Marx. 1948 file photo/special to the Sun (scanned 10/22/98) (UNKNOWN /)

In 1947, "You Bet Your Life," starring Groucho Marx, premiered on ABC Radio. (It later became a television show on NBC.)

1787: The first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays calling for ratification of the United States Constitution, was published.

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1858: The 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, was born in New York City.

1922: The first annual celebration of Navy Day took place.

1938: Du Pont announced a name for its new synthetic yarn: "nylon."

1954: U.S. Air Force Col. Benjamin O. Davis Jr. was promoted to brigadier general, the first black officer to achieve that rank in the service.

1954: Walt Disney's first television program, titled "Disneyland" after the yet-to-be completed theme park, premiered on ABC.

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