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September 27 Historical Events

The following events took place on September 27. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 54 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 1066
    William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the River Somme, beginning the Norman conquest of England.
  • 1331
    The Battle of Płowce between the Kingdom of Poland and the Teutonic Order is fought.
  • 1422
    After the brief Gollub War the Teutonic Knights sign the Treaty of Melno with the Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania
  • 1529
    The Siege of Vienna begins when Suleiman I attacks the city.
  • 1540
    The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) receives its charter from Pope Paul III.
  • 1590
    Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history.
  • 1605
    The armies of Sweden are defeated by the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm.
  • 1669
    The Venetians surrender the fortress of Candia to the Ottomans, thus ending the 21-year-long Siege of Candia.
  • 1777
    Lancaster, Pennsylvania is the capital of the United States, for one day.
  • 1821
    Mexico gains its independence from Spain.
  • 1822
    Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta Stone.
  • 1825
    The world’s first public railway to use steam locomotives, the Stockton and Darlington Railway, is ceremonially opened.
  • 1854
    The steamship SS Arctic sinks with 300 people on board. This marks the first great disaster in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 1875
    The merchant sailing ship Ellen Southard is wrecked in a storm at Liverpool; the United States Congress subsequently awards 27 gold Lifesaving Medals to the lifeboat men who went to rescue her crew.
  • 1903
    Wreck of the Old 97, a train crash made famous by the song of the same name.
  • 1905
    The physics journal Annalen der Physik received Albert Einstein’s paper “Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?”, introducing the equation E=mc².
  • 1908
    The first production of the Ford Model T automobile was built at the Piquette Plant in Detroit.
  • 1916
    Iyasu V is proclaimed deposed as ruler of Ethiopia in a palace coup in favor of his aunt Zewditu.
  • 1922
    King Constantine I of Greece abdicates his throne in favor of his eldest son, George II.
  • 1928
    The Republic of China is recognized by the United States.
  • 1930
    Bobby Jones wins the U.S. Amateur Championship to complete the Grand Slam of golf. The old structure of the grand slam was the U.S. Open, British Open, U.S. Amateur, and British Amateur.
  • 1937
    Bali tiger declared extinct.
  • 1938
    Ocean liner Queen Elizabeth launched in Glasgow.
  • 1940
    World War II: The Tripartite Pact is signed in Berlin by Germany, Japan and Italy.
  • 1941
    The SS Patrick Henry is launched becoming the first of more than 2,700 Liberty ships.
  • 1942
    Last day of the September Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps troops barely escape after being surrounded by Japanese forces near the Matanikau River.
  • 1944
    The Kassel Mission results in the largest loss by a USAAF group on any mission in World War II.
  • 1949
    The first Plenary Session of the National People’s Congress approves the design of the Flag of the People’s Republic of China.
  • 1954
    The nationwide debut of Tonight Starring Steve Allen (The Tonight Show) hosted by Steve Allen on NBC.
  • 1956
    USAF Captain Milburn G. Apt becomes the first man to exceed Mach 3 while flying the Bell X-2. Shortly thereafter, the craft goes out of control and Captain Apt is killed.

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