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Events and People Who Made History on September 27

1st Century

70 - Walls of upper city of Jerusalem battered down by Romans

13th Century

1290 - Earthquake in Gulf of Chili China, reportedly kills 100,000

14th Century

1312 - Duke John II of Brabant ends Charter of Kortenberg

16th Century

1509 - Storm ravages Flemish/Dutch/Friese coast, 1000s killed
1540 - Pope Paul III recognizes Society of Jesus/Order of the Jesuits
1540 - Society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded by Ignatius Loyola

17th Century

1694 - Hurricane hits Carlisle Bay Barbados; 27 British ships sink and 3,000 die

18th Century

1777 - Battle of Germantown; Washington defeated by British
1777 - English General William Howe occupies Philadelphia
1779 - John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain
1787 - Constitution submitted to states for ratification
1794 - French troops conquer Crevecoeur

19th Century

1821 - Mexican Empire declares its independence
1821 - Revolutionary forces occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw
1825 - Railroad transportation is born with 1st track (Stockton-Darlington)
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, New York
1854 - Steamship "Arctic" sinks with 300 people on board
1855 - George F Bristow's "Rip Van Winkle," 2nd American opera, opens in New York City
1863 - Jo Shelby's cavalry in action at Moffat's Station, Arkansas
1864 - Battle at Pilot Knob (Ft. Davidson), Missouri: 1700 killed/injured
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

20th Century

1900 - Victory Theater (Republic, Belasco) opens at 207 W 42nd St. New York City
1905 - 1st published blues composition forms sale, WC Handy Memphis Blues
1905 - Boston's Bill Dinneen no-hits Chicago White Sox, 2-0
1909 - 29th U.S. Mens Tennis: W A Larned beats W J Clothier (61 62 57 16 61)
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
1917 - Broadhurst Theater opens at 235 W 44th St. New York City
1917 - EHC soccer team forms in Hoensbroek, Netherlands
1919 - Babe Ruth's 29th home run is 1st of year in Washington (1st in every park in league in one season)
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
1921 - Yankees beat Indians 21-7 in Polo Grounds
1922 - King Constantine I of Greece abdicates
1923 - Italian troops leave occupied Korfu
1923 - New York Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 home runs
1924 - Giants clinch their 4th straight pennant, beating Phils 5-1
1928 - U.S. recognizes Nationalist Chinese government
1930 - 34th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones
1930 - Cub's Hack Wilson's 2 home runs give him NL record 56 home runs
1930 - White Sox 1st baseman Bud Clancy didn't handle ball at all in a 9 inning game vs St. Louis Browns
1931 - Closest NL batting race ends Chick Hafey (.3488) beats Bill Terry's
1931 - Lou Gehrig completes his 6th straight season, playing in every game (.3486) Jim Bottomley (.3481)
1935 - Chicago Cubs win 21st consecutive game and 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 in Albion, New York
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
1938 - Ocean liner Queen Elizabeth launched at Glasgow
1939 - Warsaw Poland, surrenders to Germans after 19 days of resistance
1939 - White Sox host 1st "day-night" doubleheader, lose to Cleveland, 5-2 and 7-5
1940 - 55 German aircraft shot down above England
1940 - Black leaders protest discrimination in U.S. Armed Forces
1940 - Floyd Giebells, 1st game, 2-0 pennant clinching beating Bob Feller
1940 - Nazi-Germany, Italy and Japan sign 10 year formal alliance (Axis)
1940 - Yankees, lose to A's and 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 - New York Giants beat Washington Redskins 14-7 without making a 1st down
1942 - Reinhard Heydrich, "butcher of Prague," appointed SS-general
1942 - St. Louis Cardinals 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 and Oss Netherlands liberated
1946 - King George II of Greece returns from exile
1947 - "Sweethearts" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 288 performances
1948 - "Carib Song" opens at Adelphi Theater New York City for 36 performances
1950 - Dr. Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize
1950 - Heavyweight champ Ezzard Charles KOs Joe Louis in New York City for heavyweight boxing title
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, Missouri (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, Tennessee (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 - WMAZ TV channel 13 in Macon, Georgia (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 - WTOK TV channel 11 in Meridian, MS (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - School integration begins in Washington D.C. and 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 and Dodgers finish in a tie (86-68)
1959 - Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev concludes his U.S. visit
1960 - Europe's 1st "moving pavement," (travelator), opens at Bank station
1961 - Sandy Koufax sets NL strikeout season record at 269
1961 - Sierre Leone becomes 100th member of U.N.
1962 - Military uprising under Col Abdullah as-Sallal North Yemen
1962 - U.S. sells Israel, Hawk anti-aircraft missiles
1963 - At 10:59 AM census clock, records U.S. population at 190,000,000
1964 - Despite 3 home runs 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 - Warren Commission released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone
1967 - Phillies Jim Bunning ties NL record of 5, 1-0 losses in a year
1967 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 - Cardinal's super pitcher Bob Gibson's 13th shutout of year
1968 - France refuses U.K. entry into common market
1968 - "Hair" opens in London
1970 - Ken Boswell sets 2nd baseman record of 85 games without an error
1971 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
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 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
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 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1979 - Congress' final approval to create Department of Education
1979 - Elton John, sick with flu, collapses at the Hollywood Universal Ampitheater
1979 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1981 - "Day in Hollywood, A Night..," closes at John Golden New York after 588 perf
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 and 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 Representatives voting for sweeping tax reforms
1987 - 27th Ryder Cup: Europe beats U.S., 15-13 at Muirfield Village Golf Club, Ohio
1987 - Jan Stephens wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
1987 - NFL players' strike
1987 - Phil Niekro final appearance and is pounded for 5 runs in 3 innings
1988 - Lab tests reportedly show Shroud of Turin not Christ's burial cloth
1988 - Senate votes for major federal tax code changes
1989 - Oakland wins AL West and San Francisco 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 United Nations General Assembly
1990 - Gunman holds 33 people (killing 1) hostage in Berkeley California
1990 - Senate Judiciary committee approves Souter's Supreme Court
1990 - Tour de France champion Greg LeMond visits White House
1990 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1991 - 1st scheduled NHL exhibition game in St. Petersburg Fla, is cancelled due to poor ice conditions (New York Islanders vs Boston Bruins)
1991 - President Bush decides to end full-time B-52 bombers alert
1991 - "Princesses" premieres on CBS TV
1992 - ASPCA stops Santeria ceremony in Bronx halts sacrifice of 42 animals
1992 - Los Angeles 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
1996 - Baltimore Oriole Roberto Alomar spits in face of umpire John Hirschbeck
1998 - Core States Betsy King Golf Classic


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