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Notable Historical Events for September 27th

1864Jesse James' gang surprise attack train: 150 killed

1959Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev concludes his US visit

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

1919Babe Ruth's 29th HR is 1st of year in Wash (1st in every park in league in one season)

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

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.

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on September 27th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1984Avril Lavigne, Belleville Ontario, Canadian singer-songwriter

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

2009William Safire, American Columnist, dies at 79

1965Clara Bow, US actress, dies at 60

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