Good morning, today is Saturday, October 27, 2012. On this day... In 1904, The first rapid transit subway opened, in New York City. In 1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin won the Nobel
October 27, 2012

Good morning, today is Saturday, October 27, 2012.

On this day...

In 1904, The first rapid transit subway opened, in New York City.

In 1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin won the Nobel Peace Prize.

In 1997, The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 554.26 points, forcing the stock market to shut down for the first time since the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.

In 2005, White House counsel Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination to the Supreme Court after three weeks of criticism from fellow conservatives.

In 2008, Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, was convicted of seven corruption charges for lying about free home renovations and other gifts from a wealthy oil contractor. A judge later dismissed the case, saying prosecutors had withheld evidence.

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