September 27 in Pop Culture History
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 charter for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).
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 the creation of 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 really settled)
1975 – #1 Hit September 27, 1975 – October 10, 1975: John Denver – I’m Sorry / Calypso
1998 – Google officially celebrates it’s birthday, although they were legally founded 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 September 27, 2002, the first Google Doodle appeared.
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