Oct. 27, 1858: Theodore Roosevelt
, considered by many to be the first and greatest conservationist president, is born in New York City.
Oct. 27, 1995:
A prototype hybrid car called the Prius
is unveiled by Toyota at the Tokyo Auto Show.
Oct. 27, 2003:
The Cedar Fire
ravages much of rural San Diego County, scorching 280,000 acres, destroying more than 2,400 homes and buildings and killing 16 people (at right, a satellite image of the fire's smoke blowing into the Pacific Ocean). But on this day, America realizes it is serious: An NFL game scheduled to be played at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium has to be moved to Phoenix.
Oct. 27, 2011:
In an appearance at Pittsburgh, presidential candidate Mitt Romney departs from his previous view
that climate change is real and human-caused. It’s now a clean sweep of the major Republican candidates that climate change is somewhere between a myth, a hoax, and a scientific conspiracy.
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