Historical Events on 27th September

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  • 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

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1779 John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams
  • 1787 Constitution submitted to US 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

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1833 Charles Darwin rides horse to Santa Fe

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • 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

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1864 Jesse James' gang surprise attack train: 150 killed

Outlaw Jesse James
Jesse James
  • 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

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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.

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein

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

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

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • 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 the North Russian town of Archangelsk after fighting Bolsheviks/Soviets
  • 1919 Democratic National Committee votes to allow female members
  • 1919 Pitcher Bob Shawkey sets then Yank record with 15 strike-outs

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

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1921 Yanks beat Indians 21-7 in Polo Grounds
  • 1922 King Constantine I of Greece abdicates
  • 1923 Italian troops leave occupied Korfu

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

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1924 Giants clinch their 4th straight pennant, beating Phils 5-1
  • 1928 The Nationalist Republic of China is recognised by the United States.

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1930 34th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones

Golfer Bobby Jones
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

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1936 Franco troops conquer Toledo

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 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

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1950 Dr Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize

Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate
Ralph Bunche

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

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 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

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1954 Steve Allen's "Tonight Show" premieres

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • 1957 Giants rent Seals Stadium until Candlestick is built

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1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1959 Braves & Dodgers finish in a tie (86-68)

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1959 Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev concludes his US visit

First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 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

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

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • 1963 At 10:59 AM census clock, records US population at 190,000,000

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1963 Lee Harvey Oswald visits Cubans consulate in Mexico

Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald
Ex-soldier, drifter
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • 1964 Despite 3 HRs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves

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1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1964 Phillies 7th straight loses sends them into 2nd place
  • 1964 Findings of the Warren Commission into the assassination ofe 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)

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

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 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
  • 1976 Tv drama “Dawn: Portrait of A Teenage Runaway", starring Eve Plumb premieres on US network NBC
  • 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

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

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • 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

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

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 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

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

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi
  • 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

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

US President George H. W. Bush
US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 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 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.

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

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux

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2009 German Federal elections return Angela Merkel for her second term as Chancellor at head of centre-right coalition government

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • 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