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Notable Historical Events for September 27th

1936Franco troops conquer Toledo

1962Rachel Carson publishes 'Silent Spring' about the deleterious impacts pesticide use in the US on the environment

1988The National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi is founded in Burma (Myanmar)

1963Lee Harvey Oswald visits Cubans consulate in Mexico

1909US President Taft sets aside some 3 million acres of oil-rich public land (including Teapot Dome, Wyoming) for conservation purposes

1959Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open

1923NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 HRs

1983Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 & drive in 70 runs

1779John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open

September 27th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 27th

1939Kathy Whitworth, Monahans Texas, golfer (7 time LPGA Player of Year)

1949Mike Schmidt, Dayton Ohio, MLB third baseman & HR hitter (Phillies)

1984Avril Lavigne, Belleville Ontario, Canadian singer-songwriter

1627Jacques-Benigne bossuet, French bishop and writer (Louis XIV court preacher), (d. 1704)

1840Thomas Nast, Landau Germany, political cartoonist of late 1800s America

1389Cosimo de Medici, ruler of Florence and patron of the arts (d. 1464)

1783Agustin I de Iturbide, Valladolid Michoacán, General and 1st Emperor of Mexico (1822-23)

1817Hiram R. Revels, Fayetteville NC, 1st black US senator

1722Samuel Adams, Boston Massachusetts, US revolutionary and politican (Lt Gov-Mass, 1789-94)

1972Gwyneth Paltrow, Los Angeles California, actress (Pallbearer, Emma, Hard Eight)

September 27th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 27th

1920Prime Minister of Australia Robert Menzies (25) weds Pattie Maie Leckie (21) at Kew Presbyterian Church in Melbourne, Australia

1997Grammy Award winning singer-rapper Coolio (34) weds Los Angeles DJ Josefa Salinas (37) in Las Vegas

1945Actor Richard Cromwell (35) weds actress Angela Lansbury (19) in Independence, California

2008Actress and singer Scarlett Johansson (23) weds film actor Ryan Reynolds (31) at Clayoquot Wilderness Retreat in Tofino, British Columbia

1759Political activist Thomas Paine (22) weds household servant Mary Lambert (21)

1934Baseball player and manager Leo Durocher (28) weds businesswoman Grace Dozier

1876Poet Frederic Mistral (46) weds Marie Louise Aimee Rivière

1865Physicist Johannes van der Waals (27) weds Anna Magdalena Smit (18)

September 27th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 27th

1965Clara Bow, US actress, dies at 60

2009William Safire, American Columnist, dies at 79

September 27th Deaths
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