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Today is October 27th, 2016 and is a Thursday.

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2005: Riots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers.

1999: Gunmen open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and 6 other members.

1997: October 27, 1997 mini-crash: Stock markets around the world crash because of fears of a global economic meltdown. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets 554.26 points to 7,161.15.

1995: Former Prime Minister of Italy Bettino Craxi is convicted ''in absentia'' of corruption.

1995: Latvia applies for membership in the European Union.