ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
October 27, 1904
New York City Subway Opens
On this day in 1904, the first underground line of the New Your City subway opened. Although it wasn't the first
subway in the United States (Boston had the first), it quickly grew to be the largest. The original cost to ride
the subway was five cents. The original line ran 9.1 miles through 28 stations but now has 842 miles of track
running though 468 stations.
October 27, 1775
King George III Speaks to British Parliament About American Rebellion
On this day in 1775, King George III spoke before both houses of the British Parliament to discuss growing
concern about the rebellion in America, which he viewed as a traitorous action against himself and Great Britain.
He began his speech by reading a "Proclamation of Rebellion" and urged Parliament to move quickly to end the revolt
and bring order to the colonies.