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OCTOBER 27

1819 Henry Bradley Plant (Connecticut-born Florida Business Leader: Steamboats & Railroads) Connecticut Business Leaders Steamboats Railroads Florida Historical Society
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1828 Gold Is Discovered in Georgia Georgia Gold University of Georgia
1873 Joseph F. Glidden Applies for a Patent on Barbed Wire Inventors and Inventions Patents and Copyrights History Channel
1891 African-American Philip B Downing Awarded Patent for Public Mailbox U.S. Postal Service Inventors and Inventions Patents and Copyrights Notable African Americans St. Louis Public Library
1904 New York City Subway System Opens New York City Subway System Metropolitan Transit Authority History Channel New York Times
1937 The Morris Fruit Company Building Collapses in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Killing Two Employees Minneapolis, Minnesota Business Labor Death Minnesota Historical Society
1946 Travel Show "Geographically Speaking" Is First TV Program with Commercial Sponsor Television Business Propaganda Historic Firsts History Channel
1981 First Woman Sworn in as Chief U.S. Sculptor-Engraver at the Philadelphia Mint Currencies American Artists Women Historic Firsts U.S. Treasury
1992 Nintendo of America Registers Configuration of Its Hand-held Game Machine Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights Nintendo Game-Boy USPTO
1997 Dow Industrials Fall 323.42 Points. Trading Is Halted Markets and Investments History Channel

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