This Day in History, October 27

1682 City of Philadelphia Founded The historical city in the State of Pennsylvania was founded by English entrepreneur, William Penn. Penn received the land as a payment to fulfill a debt that King Charles II owed to Penn’s father. Philadelphia is the…

This Day in History, October 26

2001 Patriot Act Comes into Effect in the US Signed into law by President George W. Bush as a result of the September 11, 2001, attacks, the act is formally known as Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to…

This Day in History, October 25

1983 Invasion of Grenada A U.S. led invasion called Operation Urgent Fury was triggered by a coup that ended with the murder of Prime Minister Maurice Bishop. The invasion ended with U.S. victory. 1962 Uganda joins the UN Uganda became a member…

This Day in History, October 24

1964 Zambian independence The African country gained independence from British rule with the passage of the Zambia Independence Act 1964 by the UK Parliament. 2007 China Launches Chang’e 1 It was the first spacecraft of China’s Lunar Exploration Program, which is responsible…

This Day in History, October 23

2001 Apple announces the first iPod Player The iPod is the world’s best-selling portable media player. Already 6 years after its initial launch, Apple announced that 100 million devices had been sold. The company has been criticized for its aggressive policies forcing…