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OCTOBER 27

1811 Isaac Merrit Singer (New York Born Inventor of the Singer Sewing Machine) Isaac Singer Inventors and Inventions
1827 Marcellin Berthelot (French Chemist) French Scientists and Mathematicians Chemistry
1829 Christopher C. Andrews (New Hampshire-born Forestry Preservationist) New Hampshire Scientists and Mathematicians Earth Science Trees
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1553 Spanish Physician Michael Servetus Is Burned at the Stake for Heresy for His Theory of Blood Circulation Spanish Scientists and Mathematicians Medicine Blood Religion Death Intellihealth
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
1938 Du Pont Announces the Name for Its New Synthetic Yarn: Nylon Polymers New York Times
1985 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills Six in Algeria Algeria Earthquake Death USGS
1992 Nintendo of America Registers Configuration of Its Hand-held Game Machine Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights Nintendo Game-Boy USPTO
1998 Luxury Sailing Vessel Fantome Sinks Off Honduras in Hurricane Mitch, All Crew Perish Honduras Naval History Hurricanes Death History Link

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