TODAY IN HISTORY
Oct. 27, 1787
The first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays calling for ratification of the United States Constitution, was published. ALSO ON THIS DATE
Du Pont announced a name for its new synthetic yarn: “nylon.”
The Chicago Daily Tribune dismissed the possibility of war with Japan, editorializing, “She cannot attack us. That is a military impossibility. Even our base at Hawaii is beyond the effective striking power of her fleet.”
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their progress toward achieving a Middle East accord.