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September 27th, 2003 (September 27 2003)EventSmart 1 satellite is launched.
September 27th, 2002 (September 27 2002)EventTimor-Leste (East Timor) joins the United Nations.
September 27th, 1998 (September 27 1998)EventGoogle is launched.
September 27th, 1997 (September 27 1997)EventCommunications are suddenly lost with the Mars Pathfinder space probe.
September 27th, 1996 (September 27 1996)EventIn Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.
September 27th, 1996 (September 27 1996)EventThe Julie N. tanker skip crashes into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine spilling thousands of gallons of oil.
September 27th, 1995 (September 27 1995)EventThe Government of the United States unveils the first of its redesigned bank notes with the $100 bill featuring a larger portrait of Benjamin Franklin slightly off-center.Benjamin Franklin Quotes
September 27th, 1993 (September 27 1993)EventThe Sukhumi massacre takes place in Abkhazia.
September 27th, 1988 (September 27 1988)EventThe National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi is founded.
September 27th, 1983 (September 27 1983)EventRichard Stallman announces the GNU project to develop a free Unix-like operating system.
September 27th, 1980 (September 27 1980)EventMarvin 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.
September 27th, 1979 (September 27 1979)EventThe United States Department of Education receives final approval from the U.S. Congress to become the 13th US Cabinet agency.
September 27th, 1977 (September 27 1977)EventThe 300 metre tall CKVR-TV transmission tower in Barrie, Ontario, Canada is hit by a light aircraft in a fog, causing it to collapse. All aboard the aircraft are killed.
September 27th, 1968 (September 27 1968)EventThe stage musical Hair opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, where it played 1,998 performances until its closure was forced by the roof s collapsing in July 1973.
September 27th, 1964 (September 27 1964)EventThe Warren Commission releases its report, concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, assassinated President John F. Kennedy.John F. Kennedy Quotes
September 27th, 1959 (September 27 1959)EventNearly 5000 people die on the main Japanese island of Honshu as the result of a typhoon.
September 27th, 1956 (September 27 1956)EventUSAF Captain Milburn G. Apt becomes the first man to exceed Mach 3 while flying the Bell X-2. Shortly thereafter, the craft goes out of control and Captain Apt is killed.
September 27th, 1954 (September 27 1954)EventThe nationwide debut of Tonight! (The Tonight Show) hosted by Steve Allen on NBC.Steve Allen Quotes
September 27th, 1949 (September 27 1949)EventThe first Plenary Session of the National People s Congress approves the design of the Flag of the People s Republic of China.
September 27th, 1942 (September 27 1942)EventGlenn Miller and his Orchestra perform for the last time before Miller enters the US Army.
September 27th, 1942 (September 27 1942)EventLast day of the September Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps troops barely escape after being surrounded by Japanese forces near the Matanikau River.
September 27th, 1941 (September 27 1941)EventThe SS Patrick Henry is launched becoming the first of more than 2,700 Liberty ships.Patrick Henry Quotes
September 27th, 1941 (September 27 1941)EventFoundation of EAM (National Liberation Front) in Greece.
September 27th, 1940 (September 27 1940)EventWorld War II: The Tripartite Pact is signed in Berlin by Germany, Japan and Italy.
September 27th, 1938 (September 27 1938)EventOcean liner Queen Elizabeth launched in Glasgow.
September 27th, 1937 (September 27 1937)EventBalinese Tiger declared extinct.
September 27th, 1930 (September 27 1930)EventBobby Jones wins the U.S. Amateur Championship to complete the Grand Slam of golf. The old structure of the grand slam was the U.S. Open, British Open, U.S. Amateur, and British Amateur.
September 27th, 1928 (September 27 1928)EventThe Republic of China is recognised by the United States.
September 27th, 1922 (September 27 1922)EventKing Constantine I of Greece abdicates his throne in favor of his eldest son, King George II.
September 27th, 1916 (September 27 1916)EventIyasu is proclaimed deposed as ruler of Ethiopia in a palace coup in favor of his aunt Zauditu.
September 27th, 1905 (September 27 1905)EventThe physics journal Annalen der Physik published Albert Einstein s paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", introducing the equation E=mc?.Albert Einstein Quotes
September 27th, 1903 (September 27 1903)EventWreck of the Old 97, a train crash made famous by the song of the same name.
September 27th, 1854 (September 27 1854)EventThe steamship SS Arctic sinks with 300 people on boardied in This marks the first great disaster in the Atlantic Ocean.
September 27th, 1825 (September 27 1825)EventThe Stockton and Darlington Railway opens, and begins operation of the world s first service of locomotive-hauled passenger trains.
September 27th, 1822 (September 27 1822)EventJean-Francois Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone.
September 27th, 1821 (September 27 1821)EventMexico gains its independence from Spain.
September 27th, 1787 (September 27 1787)EventThe United States Constitution is delivered to the states for ratification.
September 27th, 1777 (September 27 1777)EventLancaster, Pennsylvania is the capital of the United States, for one day.
September 27th, 1605 (September 27 1605)EventThe armies of Sweden are utterly defeated by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm.
September 27th, 1590 (September 27 1590)EventPope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history.
September 27th, 1540 (September 27 1540)EventThe Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) receives its charter from Pope Paul III.
September 27th, 1331 (September 27 1331)Eventthe Battle of Plowce between the Kingdom of Poland and the Teutonic Order took place.
September 27th, 0489 (September 27 0489)EventOdoacer attacks Theodoric at the Battle of Verona, and is defeated again.

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