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This day in history

Saturday, Oct. 27, is the 301st day of 2012. There are 65 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Actress Nanette Fabray is 92. Baseball Hall of Famer and sportscaster Ralph Kiner is 90. Actress Ruby Dee is 88. Actor-comedian John Cleese is 73. Country singer Lee Greenwood is 70. Country singer-musician Jack Daniels is 63. Author Fran Lebowitz is 62. Actor-director Roberto Benigni is 60. Hall of Fame golfer Patty Sheehan is 56. Singer Simon Le Bon is 54. Actress-singer Kelly Osbourne is 28.

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In 1787, the first of the Federalist Papers was published.

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

In 1904, the first rapid transit subway, the IRT, was inaugurated in New York City.

In 1938, Du Pont announced a name for its new synthetic yarn: ‘‘nylon.’’

In 1978, Anwar Sadat, president of Egypt, and Menachem Begin, Israel’s prime minister, were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their progress toward achieving a Middle East accord.

In 1992, Petty Officer Allen Schindler, a gay US Navy sailor, was beaten to death near Sasebo Naval Base in southwestern Japan by shipmate Terry Helvey, who pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to life in prison.

In 2007, the Red Sox took a 3-0 World Series lead with a 10-5 win over the Colorado Rockies in Denver.

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