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
2nd US President John Adams2nd US President John Adams 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
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 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
Outlaw Jesse JamesOutlaw Jesse James 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.
Ford Motor Company Founder Henry FordFord Motor Company Founder Henry Ford 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
27th US President William Howard Taft27th US President William Howard Taft 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
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 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
Baseball Player Lou GehrigBaseball Player Lou Gehrig 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
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco 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
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph BuncheDiplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche 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
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard CharlesBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles 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
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve AllenTV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen 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
Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel CarsonMarine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson 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 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
Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey OswaldEx-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald 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)
MLB Pitching Legend Nolan RyanMLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan 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
Singer Elton JohnSinger Elton John 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
MLB Outfielder Tim RainesMLB Outfielder Tim Raines 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
Burmese Politician Aung San Suu KyiBurmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi 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
US President George H. W. BushUS 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 - 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.
MLB Pitching Legend Greg MadduxMLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux 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

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