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Notable Historical Events for September 27th

1950Ezzard Charles beats Joe Louis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

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

1950Heavyweight champ Ezzard Charles defeats Joe Louis in 15 in Yankee Stadium, Bronx NY.

1864Jesse James' gang surprise attack train: 150 killed

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

1959Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open

2008Greg Maddux wins his final start of his career (#355)

1833Charles Darwin rides horse to Santa Fe

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

1959Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev concludes his US visit

September 27th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 27th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1984Avril Lavigne, Belleville Ontario, Canadian singer-songwriter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 27th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 27th

2009William Safire, American Columnist, dies at 79

1965Clara Bow, US actress, dies at 60

September 27th Deaths
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