On This Day..... September 27

SEPTEMBER 27TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MILK DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CORNED BEEF HASH DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SCARF DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • SAM ADAMS (1722-1803)
  • JAYNE MEADOWS (1919-2015)
  • WILFORD BRIMLEY (1934, 84)
  • DON CORNELIUS (1936-2012)
  • MEAT LOAF (1947, 71)
  • MIKE SCHMIDT (1949, 69)
  • SHAUN CASSIDY (1958, 60)
  • STEPHAN JENKINS (1964, 54)
  • GWYNETH PALTROW (1972, 46)
  • LIL WAYNE (1982, 36)
  • ANNA CAMP (1982, 36)
  • AVRIL LAVIGNE (1984, 34)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 70, THE WALLS OF UPPER JERUSALEM ARE PENETRATED BY ROMAN SOLDIERS
  • IN 1540, IGNATIUS LOYOLA FOUNDS THE SOCIETY OF JESUS KNOWN AS THE JESUITS
  • IN 1779, JOHN ADAMS NEGOTIATES PEACE WITH GREAT BRITAIN AFTER THE WAR
  • IN 1821, MEXICAN REVOLUTIONARY FORCES CONQUER MEXICO CITY AND EXPEL THE SPANISH ENDING THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION
  • IN 1822, JEAN-FRANCOIS CHAMPOLLION DECODES THE ROSETTA STONE
  • IN 1825, LOCOMOTION #1 BEGINS SERVICE CARRYING PASSENGERS ON A PUBLIC RAIL
  • IN 1852, GEORGE L. AIKEN DEBUTS “UNCLE TOM’S CABIN” IN TROY, NEW YORK
  • IN 1855, GEORGE BRISTOW DEBUTS HIS OPERA “RIP VAN WINKLE” IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1864, 1700 PEOPLE DIE IN THE BATTLE AT PILOT KNOB, MISSOURRI IN THE CIVIL WAR
  • IN 1864, JESSE JAMES AND HIS GANG KILL 150 PEOPLE IN A SURPRISE TRAIN ATTACK
  • IN 1888, LONDON’S CENTRAL NEWS RECEIVES A LETTER CLAIMING RESPONSIBILITY FOR MURDERED PROSTITUTES SIGNED “JACK THE RIPPER”, ALTHOUGH THEY LATER BELIEVE IT WAS A HOAX WRITTEN BY JOURNALISTS LOOKING FOR A SENSATIONAL STORY
  • IN 1905, ALBERT EINSTEIN PUBLISHES A PHYSICS PAPER WHICH INCLUDES E=MC2
  • IN 1908, HENRY FORD PRODUCES THE FIRST MODEL T FOR SALE IN DETROIT
  • IN 1909, PRESIDENT TAFT SETS ASIDE 3 MILLION ACRES OF LAND FOR CONSERVATION WHICH IS CONSIDERED “OIL RICH” INCLUDING TEAPOT DOME, WYOMING
  • IN 1912, W.C. HANDY PUBLISHES THE FIRST KNOWN BLUES SONG “MEMPHIS BLUES”
  • IN 1919, THE DEM. NATIONAL COMMITTEE VOTES TO ALLOW FEMALE MEMBERS
  • IN 1922, “THE POWER OF LOVE” IS RELEASED AS THE FIRST 3D MOVIE. VIEWERS WORE GLASSES WITH A RED AND A GREEN EYE AND ENDED WITH A SPLIT SCREEN SO THAT IT WAS EITHER HAPPY OR TRAGIC DEPENDING ON WHICH EYE YOU LOOKED THROUGH
  • IN 1928, THE U.S. OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZES THE NATIONALIST REPUBLIC OF CHINA
  • IN 1930, WHITE SOX FIRST BASEMAN BUD CLANCY COMPLETES A FULL 9 INNING GAME WITHOUT EVER TOUCHING THE BALL
  • IN 1937, ALBION, NY OPENS THE FIRST SANTA CLAUS TRAINING SCHOOL
  • IN 1938, GERMANY FORBIDS ALL JEWISH LAWYERS TO PRACTICE LAW IN THE COUNTRY
  • IN 1939, POLAND SURRENDERS TO GERMANY AFTER 19 DAYS OF FIGHTING
  • IN 1940, GERMANY, ITALY & JAPAN SIGN A 10 YEAR FORMAL ALLIANCE CALLED THE AXIS
  • IN 1941, REINHARD HEYDRICH, THE BUTCHER OF PRAGUE, IS NAMED SS-GENERAL
  • IN 1942, THE NEW YORK GIANTS DEFEAT THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS BY A SCORE OF 14-7 WITHOUT EVER MAKING A FIRST DOWN.
  • IN 1945, GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR MEETS WITH EMPEROR HIROHITO OF JAPAN
  • IN 1945, 19 YEAR OLD ANGELA LANDSBURY MARRIES 35 YEAR OLD ACTOR RICHARD CROMWELL
  • IN 1954, STEVE ALLEN DEBUTS ON “THE TONIGHT SHOW”
  • IN 1956, BABE DIDRIKSON ZAHARIAS DIES OF COLON CANCER AT 45
  • IN 1960, BANK STATION IN LONDON DEBUTS THE WORLD’S FIRST “MOVING SIDEWALK”
  • IN 1964, THE WARREN COMMISSION RELEASES ITS REPORT ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY, CONFIRMING THAT LEE HARVEY OSWALD ACTED ALONE
  • IN 1964, THE BEACH BOYS MAKE THEIR TV DEBUT PERFORMING “I GET AROUND” ON “THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW”
  • IN 1973, BARBRA STREISAND RELEASES “THE WAY WE WERE”
  • IN 1979, CONGRESS APPROVES THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
  • IN 1979, ELTON JOHN COLLAPSES DURING A CONCERT AT HOLLYWOOD’S UNIVERSAL AMPITHEATER. HIS PUBLICIST SAYS THE CAUSE IS THE FLU
  • IN 1985, HURRICANE GLORIA HITS THE EAST COAT OF THE U.S. WITH 130 MPH WINDS
  • IN 1986, THE BEATLES “TWIST AND SHOUT” RE-ENTERS THE POP CHARTS AFTER 25 YEARS DUE TO ITS INCLUSION IN “FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF”
  • IN 1987, THE NFL PLAYERS STRIKE BEGINS
  • IN 1988, A GRAND JURY FINDS THAT TAWANA BRAWLEY MADE UP HER RAPE STORY
  • IN 1988, THE SENATE VOTES FOR A MAJOR FEDERAL TAX CODE OVERHAUL
  • IN 1988, AUNG SAN SUU KYI FORMS THE NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR DEMOCRACY IN BURMA
  • IN 1988, CANADIAN SPRINTER BEN JOHNSON IS DISQUALIFIED FROM THE OLYMPICS IN SEOUL FOR STEROIDS. CARL LEWIS GOES ON TO WIN GOLD AND SET A WORLD RECORD
  • IN 1988, GREG LOUGANIS WINS TWO MORE GOLD MEDALS FOR DIVING IN SEOUL
  • IN 1989, SONY PURCHASES COLUMBIA PICTURES FOR $3.4 BILLION CASH
  • IN 1990, A GUNMAN HOLDS 33 PEOPLE HOSTAGE IN BERKLEY, EVENTUALLY KILLING 1
  • IN 1990, THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE VOTES TO CONFIRM DAVID SOUTER
  • IN 1996, THE TALIBAN CAPTURE KABUL AND DRIVE OUT THE LEADERS OF AFGHANISTAN
  • IN 2003, HALLE BERRY ANNOUNCES SHE IS LEAVING HER HUSBAND ERIC BENET, WHO ADMITS TO BEING A SEX ADDICT
  • IN 2004, PHIL SPECTOR IS FORMALLY CHARGED WITH MURDER AFTER SHOOTING ACTRESS LANA CLARKSON
  • IN 2008, GREG MADDUX GETS HIS 355TH AND FINAL WIN
  • IN 2008, SCARLETT JOHANSSON MARRIES RYAN REYNOLDS
  • IN 2008, METALLICA HAS THE #1 ALBUM WITH “DEATH MAGNETIC”
  • IN 2008, “IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA” STARS ROB MCELHENNEY AND KAITLIN OLSON MARRIES IN MALIBU
  • IN 2009, ANGELA MERKEL WINS HER SECOND TERM AS GERMAN CHANCELLOR
  • IN 2009, KHLOE KARDASHIAN MARRIES LAMAR ODOM
  • IN 2011, TONY BENNETT BECOMES THE OLDEST PERSON TO TOP THE ALBUM CHART WHEN “DUETS II” GOES TO #1
  • IN 2012, THE MARS CURIOUSITY ROVER DISCOVERS A STREAM BED ON MARS
  • IN 2013, LORDE RELEASES HER DEBUT ALBUM “PURE HEROINE”
  • IN 2014, GEORGE CLOONEY MARRIES AMAL ALAMUDDIN
  • IN 2015, A LUNAR ECLIPSE DURING A “SUPERMOON” CREATES A “BLOOD MOON”

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