October 27

This Day in History

1982

Chinese Population Hits 1 Billion

On this day in 1982, China announced to the world that its population had exceeded one billion, making it the most populous nation on Earth. The report made by China’s State Statistical Bureau e … (more...)

1914

Dylan Thomas Born

Author and poet Dylan Thomas is born in Swansea, Wales, on October 27, 1914. Thomas established himself in 1934 with Eighteen Poems, a collection of emotionally and sexually charged pieces. His … (more...)

312 CE

Constantine Sees a Vision of the Cross

The events that took place on this day in 312 CE have been considered by some historians as the most important in all of ancient history, in terms of defining and shaping the modern world. On … (more...)