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Notable Historical Events for September 27th

1936Franco troops conquer Toledo

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

1959Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev concludes his US visit

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

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

1833Charles Darwin rides horse to Santa Fe

1950Dr Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize

1991President Bush decides to end full-time B-52 bombers alert

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

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Notable Birthdays on September 27th

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

1984Avril Lavigne, Belleville Ontario, Canadian singer-songwriter

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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