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1988The National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi is founded in Burma (Myanmar)

1964Findings of the Warren Commission into the assassination of President John Kennedy released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone

1936Franco troops conquer Toledo

1908Henry Ford's first Ford Model T automobile was leaves the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan.

1909US President Taft sets aside some 3 million acres of oil-rich public land (including Teapot Dome, Wyoming) for conservation purposes

1923NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 HRs

1834Charles Darwin returns to Valparaiso

1950Dr Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize

1864Jesse James' gang surprise attack train: 150 killed

1950Ezzard Charles beats Joe Louis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1931Lou Gehrig completes his 6th straight season, playing in every game (.3486) Jim Bottomley (.3481)

1779John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain

1963Lee Harvey Oswald visits Cubans consulate in Mexico

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open

1919Babe Ruth's 29th HR is 1st of year in Wash (1st in every park in league in one season)

1954Steve Allen's "Tonight Show" premieres

1979Elton John, sick with flu, collapse on Hollywood Universal Ampitheater

1991President Bush decides to end full-time B-52 bombers alert

193034th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones

2008Greg Maddux wins his final start of his career (#355)

1959Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open

1833Charles Darwin rides horse to Santa Fe

1950Heavyweight champ Ezzard Charles defeats Joe Louis in 15 in Yankee Stadium, Bronx NY.

1959Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev concludes his US visit

1905The physics journal Annalen der Physik publishes Albert Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", introducing the equation E=mc².

1983Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 & drive in 70 runs

1973Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season

1962Rachel Carson publishes 'Silent Spring' about the deleterious impacts pesticide use in the US on the environment

September 27th Historical Events
Date Event
70
Walls of upper city of Jerusalem battered down by Roman army 
489
Odoacer attacks Theodoric at the Battle of Verona, and is defeated again. 
1066
William the Conqueror's troops set sail for England 
1290
Earthquake in Gulf of Chili China, reportedly kills 100,000 
1312
Duke John II of Brabant ends Charter of Kortenberg 
1331
The Battle of Płowce between the Kingdom of Poland and the Teutonic Order is fought. 
1509
Storm ravages Flemish/Dutch/Friese coast, 1000s killed 
1540
Society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded by Ignatius Loyola 
1590
Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history. 
1605
The armies of Sweden are utterly defeated by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm. 
1694
Hurricane hits Carlisle Bay Barbados; 27 British ships sink & 3,000 die 
1777
British General William Howe occupies Philadelphia during American Revolution 
1779
John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain 
1787
Constitution submitted to states for ratification 
1794
French troops conquer Crèvecoeur 
1821
Mexican Empire declares its independence; Mexican revolutionary forces occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw 
1822
Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone. 
1825
Rail transport is born with the opening of the Stockton-Darlington line 
1830
Dutch army leaves Brussels, after 100s killed 
1833
Charles Darwin rides horse to Santa Fe 
1834
Charles Darwin returns to Valparaiso 
1852
George L Aiken's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" premieres in Troy, NY 
1854
Steamship "Arctic" sinks with 300 people on board 
1855
George F Bristow's "Rip Van Winkle", 2nd American opera, opens in NYC 
1863
Jo Shelby's cavalry in action at Moffat's Station, Arkansas 
1864
Battle at Pilot Knob (Ft Davidson) American Civil War, Missouri: 1700 killed/injured 
1864
Centralia Massacre (Missouri): 24 unarmed Union soldiers captured and executed by "Bloody Bill" Anderson/Frank 
1864
Jesse James' gang surprise attack train: 150 killed 
1877
John Mercer Langston named minister of Haiti 
1881
Chicago Cubs beat Troy 10-8 before record small "crowd" of 12 
1892
Book matches are patented by Diamond Match Company 
1894
Aqueduct racetrack opens in NY 
1900
Victory Theater (Republic, Belasco) opens at 207 W 42nd St NYC 
1903
Wreck of the Old 97, a train crash made famous by the song of the same name. 
1905
1st published blues composition forms sale, WC Handy Memphis Blues 
1905
Boston's Bill Dinneen no-hits Chicago White Sox, 2-0 
1905
The physics journal Annalen der Physik publishes Albert Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", introducing the equation E=mc². 
1908
Henry Ford's first Ford Model T automobile was leaves the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan. 
1909
29th US Mens Tennis: W A Larned beats W J Clothier (6-1 6-2 5-7 1-6 6-1) 
1909
US President Taft sets aside some 3 million acres of oil-rich public land (including Teapot Dome, Wyoming) for conservation purposes 
1910
1st test flight of a twin-engined airplane (France) 
1912
W C Handy publishes "Memphis Blues" 1st Blues Song, 1912 
1914
Cleveland 2nd baseman Nap Lajoie collects his 3,000th hit 
1916
1st Native American Day celebrated, honoring American Indians 
1916
Emperor Lidj Jasu of Ethiopia flees 
1916
Iyasu is proclaimed deposed as ruler of Ethiopia in a palace coup in favor of his aunt Zauditu. 
1917
Broadhurst Theater opens at 235 W 44th St NYC 
1917
EHC soccer team forms in Hoensbroek Neth 
1919
British troops withdraw from Archangelsk 
1919
Democratic National Committee voted to allow female members 
1919
Pitcher Bob Shawkey sets then Yank record with 15 strike-outs 
1919
Babe Ruth's 29th HR is 1st of year in Wash (1st in every park in league in one season) 
1921
Yanks beat Indians 21-7 in Polo Grounds 
1922
King Constantine I of Greece abdicates 
1923
Italian troops leave occupied Korfu 
1923
NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 HRs 
1924
Giants clinch their 4th straight pennant, beating Phils 5-1 
1928
The Nationalist Republic of China is recognised by the United States. 
1930
34th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones 
1930
Cub's Hack Wilson's 2 HRs give him NL record 56 HRs 
1930
White Sox 1st baseman Bud Clancy didn't handle ball at all in a 9 inning game vs St Louis Browns 
1931
Lou Gehrig completes his 6th straight season, playing in every game (.3486) Jim Bottomley (.3481) 
1931
Closest NL batting race ends Chick Hafey (.3488) beats Bill Terry's 
1935
Chicago Cubs win 21st consecutive game & clinch NL pennant 
1936
1st baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game 
1936
Franco troops conquer Toledo 
1936
Netherlands leave Gold Standard/devaluate guilder 
1937
1st Santa Claus Training School opens (Albion NY) 
1937
Balinese Tiger declared extinct. 
1938
British ocean liner "Queen Elizabeth" launches at Clydebank Scotland 
1938
Jewish lawyers forbidden to practice in Germany 
1938
League of Nations declares Japan the aggressor against China 
1939
Warsaw Poland, surrenders to Germans after 19 days of resistance 
1939
White Sox host 1st "day-night" doubleheader, lose to Cleve, 5-2 & 7-5 
1940
55 German aircrafts shot down above England 
1940
Black leaders protest discrimination in US armed forces 
1940
Floyd Giebells, 1st game, 2-0 pennant clinching beating Bob Feller 
1940
Nazi Germany, Italy & Japan sign 10 year formal alliance (Axis) 
1940
Yankees, lose to A's & eliminated from pennant for 1st time since 1935 
1941
1st WW II liberty ship, freighter Patrick Henry, launched 
1942
Heavy German assault in Stalingrad 
1942
NY Giants beat Wash Redskins 14-7 without making a 1st down 
1942
Reinhard Heydrich, "butcher of Prague," appointed SS-general (Gruppenfuehrer) 
1942
St Louis Cards win NL pennant on last day of season 
1943
Anti-fascism opposition begins in Naples 
1943
Dutch opposition newspaper "The Slogan" publishes KZ-Lower letter 
1944
Helmond & Oss Neth liberated 
1946
King George II of Greece returns from exile 
1947
"Sweethearts" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 288 performances 
1948
"Carib Song" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 36 performances 
1950
Dr Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize 
1950
Ezzard Charles beats Joe Louis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
1950
Heavyweight champ Ezzard Charles defeats Joe Louis in 15 in Yankee Stadium, Bronx NY. 
1951
Persian troops occupies oil refinery at Abadan 
1953
Bert Bechichar, Baltimore Colts, kicks a 56-yard field goal 
1953
KCMO (now KCTV) TV channel 5 in Kansas City, MO (CBS) begins 
1953
KNOE TV channel 8 in Monroe-West Monroe, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1953
KOLO TV channel 8 in Reno, NV (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting 
1953
KQTV TV channel 2 in Saint Joseph, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1953
St Louis Browns play last game in Sportsman's Park, losing 100th game 
1953
Typhoon destroys 1/3 of Nagoya Japan 
1953
WHBQ TV channel 13 in Memphis, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1953
WMAZ TV channel 13 in Macon, GA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting 
1953
WTOK TV channel 11 in Meridian, MS (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting 
1954
1st African American Supreme Court page is CV Bush 
1954
School integration begins in Wash DC & Baltimore Md public schools 
1954
Steve Allen's "Tonight Show" premieres 
1957
Giants rent Seals Stadium until Candlestick is built 
1959
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open 
1959
Braves & Dodgers finish in a tie (86-68) 
1959
Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev concludes his US visit 
1960
Europe's 1st "moving pavement" (travelator), opens at Bank station on the London Underground 
1961
Sandy Koufax sets NL strikeout season record at 269 
1961
Sierre Leone becomes 100th member of UN 
1962
Military uprising under Col Abdullah as-Sallal North Yemen 
1962
US sells Israel, Hawk anti-aircraft missiles 
1962
Rachel Carson publishes 'Silent Spring' about the deleterious impacts pesticide use in the US on the environment 
1963
At 10:59 AM census clock, records US population at 190,000,000 
1963
Lee Harvey Oswald visits Cubans consulate in Mexico 
1964
Despite 3 HRs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves 
1964
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open 
1964
Phillies 7th straight loses sends them into 2nd place 
1964
Findings of the Warren Commission into the assassination of President John Kennedy released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone 
1967
Phillies Jim Bunning ties NL record of 5, 1-0 losses in a year 
1967
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1968
"Hair" opens in London 
1968
Cardinals' super pitcher Bob Gibson's 13th shutout of year 
1968
France denies UK entry into common market 
1970
Ken Boswell sets 2nd baseman record of 85 games without an error 
1971
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1971
Tripartite talks involving the prime ministers of Northern Ireland, Britain, and the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) of the Republic of Ireland take place at Chequers, England 
1972
1st game at Nassau Coliseum, Rangers beat Islanders 6-4 (exhibition) 
1973
Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season 
1973
Soyuz 12 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit (2 days) 
1973
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1974
-10/26] Rome: 4th bishop synod 
1974
Austr National Gallery buys W de Kooning's "Woman V" for $850,000 
1975
Government De Uyl recalls Dutch ambassador from Spain 
1977
Phillies clinch 2nd straight NL East Division title 
1978
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1978
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1979
US Congress' final approval to create Dept of Education 
1979
Elton John, sick with flu, collapse on Hollywood Universal Ampitheater 
1979
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1980
WHOT (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins on 1620 AM & 92.5 FM 
1980
Marvin Hagler defeats Alan Minter to claim boxing's world Middleweight championship in London. They have to be escorted away by police after a riot forms. 
1981
"Day in Hollywood, A Night.." closes at John Golden NY after 588 perf 
1981
Iran defends its besieged port of Abadan, driving back Iraqi forces 
1982
Cards clinching NL East title 
1982
Filming begins on "Never Say Never Again" 
1982
Jan Wolkers awarded but refuses Constantine Huygens-prize 
1982
John Palmer becomes news anchor of Today Show 
1983
South Africa worker's union leader Curnick Ndlovu freed after 19 years 
1983
Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 & drive in 70 runs 
1985
8 killed as roof collapses in Brussel's supermarket 
1985
Hurricane Gloria's 130 MPH wind hits Atlantic coast 
1986
Senate joins House of Reps voting for sweeping tax reforms 
1987
27th Ryder Cup: Europe beats US, 15-13 at Muirfield Village GC (Ohio) 
1987
Jan Stephens wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic 
1987
NFL players' strike 
1987
Phil Niekro final appearance & is pounded for 5 runs in 3 innings 
1988
Grand jury evidence shows Tawana Brawley fabricated rape story 
1988
Senate votes for major federal tax code changes 
1988
The National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi is founded in Burma (Myanmar) 
1989
Oakland wins AL West & SF wins NL West title 
1989
Sony purchases Columbia Pictures for $3.4 billion cash 
1990
Dee Dee Ramone arrested on marijuana possession 
1990
Deposed emir of Kuwait address UN General Assembly 
1990
Gunman holds 33 people (killing 1) hostage in Berkeley Calif 
1990
Senate Judiciary committee approves Souter's Supreme Court 
1990
Tour de France champion Greg LeMond visits White House 
1990
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1991
"Princesses" premieres on CBS TV 
1991
President Bush decides to end full-time B-52 bombers alert 
1991
1st scheduled NHL exhibition game in St Petersburg Fla, is cancelled due to poor ice conditions (NY Islanders vs Boston Bruins) 
1992
ASPCA stops Santeria ceremony in Bronx halts sacrifice of 42 animals 
1992
LA Dodgers for 1st time in history clinch last place 
1992
Military transport plane crashes in Lagos, Nigeria killing 163 
1992
Nancy Scranton wins Los Coyotes LPGA Golf Classic 
1992
Pittsburgh Pirates win their 3rd straight NL East title 
1992
Seattle's Randy Johnson ties AL record for lefties with 18 strike outs 
1993
Actor Daniel Day Lewis pleads guilty to speeding charges 
1993
The Sukhumi massacre takes place in Abkhazia. 
1996
Balt Oriole Roberto Alomar spits in face of umpire John Hirschbeck 
1996
In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah. 
1996
The Julie N. tanker skip crashes into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine spilling thousands of gallons of oil. 
1998
Core States Betsy King Golf Classic 
1998
Google is launched. 
2001
At its two-day meeting in Vienna, OPEC decides to keep its production quotas unchanged at 23.2 million barrels per day, despite crude oil being at its lowest price levels since 1999 
2002
Timor-Leste (East Timor) joins the United Nations. 
2003
Actress Halle Berry announces her separation from second husband, R&B singer Eric Benet 
2003
Smart 1 satellite is launched. 
2005
Atlanta Braves clinch their 14th straight division title thanks to Philadelphia's loss to the New York Mets 
2008
CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while flying on Shenzhou 7. 
2008
Greg Maddux wins his final start of his career (#355) 
2012
UN publicly releases documents from China and Japan detailing their contesting claims for the Senkoku Islands 
2012
The Mars Curiosity rover discovers what evidence of a fast-moving streambed-in Mars 
2012
The 2004 Japanese discovery of the 133th element has been confirmed 
2013
7 people are killed in mosque bombings in Baghdad, Iraq 
2013
19 people are killed and 45 are injured in a bus bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan 
2013
At least 22 people are killed after a refugee ship capsizes off the island of Java 
2013
60 people are killed after a building collapses in Mumbai, India 
2014
57 people are killed after Mount Ontake erupts in Japan 
2014
The West African death toll from the Ebola virus reaches 3,000 lives 
2014
Hawthorn Football Club defeats the Sydney Swans in the 2014 AFL Grand Final 137-74 
2016
Charlotte protesters demand mayor's resignation over black man's slaying 
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