Mormon Extermination Ordered, Davis-Bacon Born, Lula da Silva Born

On this day: October 27
Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order for all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated (1838)

Major Rudolph Anderson of the U.S. Air Force became the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane was shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile (1962)

President Ronald Reagan decides to tear down the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure (1988)

President B. Hussein Obama speaks and tours the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in Arcadia, Florida (2009)

b: Theodore Roosevelt (1858), James J. Davis (1873), Fritz Sauckel (1894), Luiz InĂ¡cio Lula da Silva (1945)

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