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Notable Historical Events for September 27th

1973Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season

1959Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open

1834Charles Darwin returns to Valparaiso

1905The physics journal Annalen der Physik publishes Albert Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", introducing the equation E=mc².

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

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

1931Lou Gehrig completes his 6th straight season, playing in every game (.3486) Jim Bottomley (.3481)

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open

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

1908Henry Ford's first Ford Model T automobile was leaves the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan.

September 27th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 27th

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

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

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

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

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

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

1984Avril Lavigne, Belleville Ontario, Canadian singer-songwriter

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

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

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

September 27th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 27th

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

September 27th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 27th

2009William Safire, American Columnist, dies at 79

1993James Doolittle, US air force general (Tokyo 1942), dies at 96

September 27th Deaths
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