September 27 in History

September 27 in History

September 27th is…
Chocolate Milk Day
Corned Beef Hash Day
Crush a Can Day
National Day of Forgiveness
National Scarf Day

1066 – William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the Somme River and started the Norman conquest of England.

1290 (Earthquake) Chihli, China

1540 – Pope Paul III approved the Society of Jesus charter (Jesuits) charter.

1650 (Volcano Eruption) Kolumbo

1825 – The world’s first public railway to use steam locomotives, the Stockton and Darlington Railway, was opened.

1903 – Wreck of the Old 97, traveling from Monroe, Virginia, to Spencer, North Carolina, the train derailed at Stillhouse Trestle near Danville, Virginia.

1905 – Albert Einstein’s paper Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?, introducing the equation E=mc², was published.

1908 – Model T #0001 came out of Henry Ford’s car factory today.

1912 – W C Handy published The Memphis Blues, the first Blues Song

1937- The first Santa Claus training school opened in Albion, New York.

1954 – The Tonight Show began broadcasting coast to coast on NBC

1962 – Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring was published, starting the environmental movement and creating the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

1963 – Lee Harvey Oswald visited the Cuban Consulate in Mexico. More on him later.

1964 – The Warren Commission Report was given to President Johnson today and the general public on September 27. It concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, settling the issue. (“it was not settled” – narrator’s voice)

1975 – #1 Hit September 27, 1975 – October 10, 1975: John Denver – I’m Sorry / Calypso

1998 – Google officially celebrates its birthday, although they were legally founded on September 4, although they have also celebrated it on different days: In 2005, they celebrated Sept. 26. In 2004, they said September 7th, and in 2003 they said it was September 8th. One theory is that the first Google Doodle appeared on September 27, 2002.

1998 – Mark McGwire hit his record-setting 69th and 70th home runs in the last game of the (regular) season.

2006 – Wicked (East End Musical) Opened on September 27, 2006

2008 – #1 Hit September 27, 2008 – October 17, 2008: Pink – So What

2009 – The Cleveland Show premiered on FOX

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