Events in History on September 27

  • 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 the Gulf of Chihli (Bohai Sea) near China, reportedly kills 100,000 people
  • 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, thousands killed
  • 1540 Society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded by Ignatius Loyola confirmed by Pope Paul III in Rome
  • 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

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1779 John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Great Britain

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams
  • 1794 French troops conquer Crèvecoeur

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1821 Mexican revolutionary forces led by Agustín de Iturbide occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw, bringing an end to the Mexican War of Independence

1st Emperor of Mexico Agustín de Iturbide
1st Emperor of Mexico
Agustín de Iturbide
  • 1822 French scholar Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone
  • 1824 Charles X, King of France, makes his state entry into Paris to popular acclaim

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1825 George Stephenson's "Locomotion No. 1" becomes the 1st steam locomotive to carry passengers on a public rail line, the Stockton and Darlington Railway in England

Engineer Known as the Father of Railways George Stephenson
Engineer Known as the Father of Railways
George Stephenson
  • 1830 Dutch army leaves Brussels, after hundreds killed
  • 1852 George L Aiken's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" premieres in Troy, NY
  • 1854 Steamship "Arctic" collides with "vesta" off Newfoundland coast due to heavy fog, killing 322
  • 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
  • 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.

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Historic InventionModel T

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)
  • 1916 1st Native American Day celebrated, honoring American Indians
  • 1916 Emperor Lidj Jasu of Ethiopia flees a palace coup by his aunt Zauditu
  • 1917 Broadhurst Theater opens at 235 W 44th St NYC
  • 1919 British troops withdraw from the North Russian town of Archangelsk after fighting Bolsheviks/Soviets
  • 1919 Democratic National Committee votes to allow female members
  • 1921 Yanks beat Indians 21-7 in Polo Grounds
  • 1922 King Constantine I of Greece abdicates
  • 1923 Italian troops leave occupied Corfu

  • 1924 Giants clinch their 4th straight pennant, beating Phils 5-1
  • 1928 The Nationalist Republic of China is recognised by the United States.
  • 1930 Cub's Hack Wilson's 2 HRs give him NL record 56 HRs
  • 1931 Closest NL batting race ends Chick Hafey (.3488) beats Bill Terry's

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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 practise in Germany
  • 1938 League of Nations declares Japan the aggressor against China
  • 1939 Warsaw surrenders to Germans after 19 days of resistance
  • 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

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1941 US launches its 1st Liberty ship, freighter SS Patrick Henry

American Revolutionary and Founding Father Patrick Henry
American Revolutionary and Founding Father
Patrick Henry

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1941 Reinhard Heydrich, "butcher of Prague," appointed SS-general (Gruppenfuehrer)

Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich
Nazi leader
Reinhard Heydrich
  • 1942 Heavy German assault in Stalingrad
  • 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

Meeting of InterestMacArthur Meets Hirohito

1945 US General and head of the Allied occupation of Japan, Douglas MacArthur, meets Emperor Hirohito in Tokyo for the first time
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  • 1946 King George II of Greece returns from exile to Athens
  • 1951 Persian troops occupy oil refinery at Abadan
  • 1953 Bert Bechichar, Baltimore Colts, kicks a 56-yard field goal
  • 1953 Typhoon destroys one third of Nagoya, Japan
  • 1954 1st African American Supreme Court page is CV Bush
  • 1954 School integration begins in Washington, D.C. & Baltimore Md public schools
  • 1957 Giants rent Seals Stadium until Candlestick is built

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1959 Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev concludes his US visit

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
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

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1962 Rachel Carson publishes 'Silent Spring' about the deleterious impacts of 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

Former Soldier and Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald
Former Soldier and Assassin
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • 1964 Findings of the Warren Commission into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone
  • 1967 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1968 "Hair" opens in London
  • 1968 France denies UK entry into common market
  • 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
  • 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 Australian National Gallery buys W de Kooning's "Woman V" for $850,000
  • 1975 Government De Uyl recalls Dutch ambassador from Spain
  • 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 Department of Education
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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

  • 1988 Canadian Finn class sailor Lawrence Lemieux abandons race 5 to assist injured competitor after being in 2nd place; selfless act is awarded with the Pierre de Coubertin medal
  • 1989 Oakland wins AL West & SF wins NL West title
  • 1989 Sony purchases Columbia Pictures for $3.4 billion cash
  • 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 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1991 US President George H. W. Bush decides to end full-time B-52 bombers alert

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1992 ASPCA stops Santeria ceremony in Bronx halts sacrifice of 42 animals
  • 1992 Seattle's Randy Johnson ties AL record for lefties with 18 strike outs
  • 1993 The Sukhumi massacre takes place in Abkhazia.
  • 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.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1998 German Chancellor Helmut Kohl's CDU/CSU party suffers a heavy defeat in federal elections to Gerard Schroder's SPD party

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
German Chancellor
Helmut Kohl
  • 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 Smart 1 satellite is launched.
  • 2008 CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while flying on Shenzhou 7.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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
  • 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 Hawthorn Football Club defeats the Sydney Swans in the 2014 AFL Grand Final 137-74
  • 2014 57 people are killed after Mount Ontake erupts in Japan
  • 2015 "Junts per Si" pro-independence alliance win parliamentary majority in Catalonia
  • 2015 A "Supermoon" coincides with a lunar eclipse creating a "Blood Moon" over much of the earth
  • 2017 Thai Ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra found guilty of criminal negligence in rice subsidy scheme, sentenced to 5 years in absentia
  • 2017 Researchers confirm existence of giant tree rat "Vika" in the Solomon Islands that can crack open coconuts
  • 2018 US Senate hearing into alleged sexual assault by Judge Brett Kavanaugh with him and accuser Christine Blasey Ford giving evidence
  • 2018 India's Supreme Court rules overturns 158-year old rule, section 497, decriminalizing adultery because it was discriminatory against women
  • 2018 Half of all orca could die through pollution involving polychlorinated biphenyls in the ocean, according to study published in "Science"

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2018 US Securities and Exchange Commission files lawsuit accusing Elon Musk of securities fraud

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Elon Musk
  • 2018 Justin Milne, head of Australian Broadcasting Corporation resigns amid allegations of firing journalists for the government