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Notable Historical Events for September 27th

1959Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev concludes his US visit

1834Charles Darwin returns to Valparaiso

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

1979Elton John, sick with flu, collapse on Hollywood Universal Ampitheater

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

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

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

1954Steve Allen's "Tonight Show" premieres

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

1964Findings of the Warren Commission into the assassination of President John Kennedy released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone

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Notable Birthdays on September 27th

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

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

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

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

1984Avril Lavigne, Belleville Ontario, Canadian singer-songwriter

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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