On October 27, 1981, Andrew Young was elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia defeating Sidney Marcus by 55.1% to 44.8% of the Atlanta vote. Young served eight years as mayor from January of 1982 to January of 1990.

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Rev. Andrew Young

Rev. Andrew Young is also a pastor, civil rights leader, former  Georgia, Congressman from Georgia, and United States Ambassador to the United Nations under the Jimmy Carter Presidential administration. He was a close ally and Chief Lieutenant of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rev. Young served as the Executive Director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and President of the National Council of Churches USA.  Andrew Jackson Young, Jr. was born on May 12, 1932 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin awarded Nobel Peace Prize
On this day in 1978, Anwar Sadat of Egypt and Menachem Begin of Israel were awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace for negotiations that resulted first in the Camp David Accords, then in a peace treaty between their countries.
 

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2017
Barcelona
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2014
Taylor Swift
American singer Taylor Swift released 1989, which she described as her first “official pop album”; it was a blockbuster hit and won the Grammy Award for album of the year.
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2004
Fenway Park
The Boston Red Sox ended the “Curse of the Bambino”—an alleged hex on the team that resulted from its 1920 sale of Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees—by defeating the St. Louis Cardinals to win the World Series title, the team's first in 86 years.
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2000
Richard Wagner
At a concert near Tel Aviv, the music of German composer Richard Wagner, which many associate with the Nazi regime, was played for the first time in public in Israel.
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1979
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, an island country lying within the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea, achieved its independence.
 
1968
Lise Meitner
Physicist Lise Meitner, whose research (along with that of Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann) led to the discovery of nuclear fission, died in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.
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1961
Saturn I
The first Saturn rocket was successfully launched, and years later the Saturn V was the launch vehicle used in the Apollo Moon-landing flights.
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1932
Sylvia Plath
American poet and novelist Sylvia Plath—whose best-known works are preoccupied with alienation, death, and self-destruction—was born.
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1795
Mississippi River
Pinckney's Treaty, an agreement between the United States and Spain, was signed, giving the United States navigation rights on the Mississippi River.
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1492
Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus sailed to Cuba and claimed the island for Spain.
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939
Athelstan
Athelstan, the first king to rule over all of England, died.
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