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Saturday, September 27, 2008

A 12.9 million digit Mersenne prime is discovered. //ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jep9BkLvN3HAjMV3Z42B78HLCJdwD93F5DT01 (AP via "Los Angeles Times")

Thursday, September 27, 2007

2007 Atlantic hurricane season: Lorenzo strengthens into a hurricane and makes landfall on Mexico's Gulf coast. //ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gVWjsPEiqe1tEu2mhBIRaxxGi8owD8RU4IS82 (AP via Google News)

Saturday, September 27, 2003

Smart 1, a European Space Agency satellite, is launched from French Guiana.

Friday, September 27, 2002

Several thousand people marched in Denver, Colorado, to protest the U.S. plan to invade Iraq when President Bush visited the city.

Saturday, September 27, 1997

Friday, September 27, 1996

An AeroperúBoeing 757 crashes into the Pacific Ocean when the instruments fail just after takeoff from Lima Airport, killing all 70 on board.
In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city of Kabul, after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.
The former prime minister of Bulgaria, Andrei Lukanov, is assassinated.
The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments are signed by U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Wednesday, September 27, 1995

September 28 ndash Bob Denard's mercenaries capture President Said Mohammed Djohor of the Comoros the local army does not resist.

Monday, September 27, 1993

War in Abkhazia ndash Fall of Sukhumi: Eduard Shevardnadze accuses Russia of passive complicity.

Friday, September 27, 1991

President Bush announces unilateral reductions in short-range nuclear weapons and calls off 24-hour alerts for long-range bombers. The Soviet Union responds with similar unilateral reductions on October 5.

Tuesday, September 27, 1983

The GNU Project is announced publicly on the net.unix-wizards and net.usoft newsgroups.

Sunday, September 27, 1981

TGV high speed rail service between Paris and Lyon, France begins.

Wednesday, September 27, 1978

The last Forest Brother guerilla movement fighter is discovered and killed in Estonia.

Thursday, September 27, 1973

Soviet space program: Soyuz 12, the first Soviet manned flight since the Soyuz 11 tragedy in 1971, is launched.

Wednesday, September 27, 1972

Monday, September 27, 1971

October 11 ndash Japanese Emperor Hirohito travels abroad.

Sunday, September 27, 1970

Richard Nixon begins a tour of Europe, visiting Italy, Yugoslavia, Spain, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Friday, September 27, 1968

Marcelo Caetano becomes prime minister of Portugal.

Wednesday, September 27, 1967

The arrives in Southton, at the end of her last transatlantic voyage.

Monday, September 27, 1965

The largest tanker ship at the time, "Tokyo Maru", is launched in Yokohama, Japan.

Friday, September 27, 1963

Nigeria becomes a republic The 1st Republican Constitution is established
The University of East Anglia is established in Norwich, England.
"The Littlest Hobo" debuts on TV across North America with the first episode entitled Blue Water Sailor.
The second period of the Second Vatican Council in Rome opens.
In the U.S., the President's Commission on the Status of Women issues its final reports to President Kennedy.

Saturday, September 27, 1958

Typhoon Ida kills at least 1,269 in Honshū, Japan.

Monday, September 27, 1943

WWII: The 4-day Naples Uprising begins.

Sunday, September 27, 1942

WWII: Both commerce raiding \\'\\'hilfskreuzer Stier\\'\\' and Liberty ship ''Stephen Hopkins'' sink following a gun battle in the South Atlantic. "Stier" is the only commerce raider to be sunk by Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships.
WWII: Both commerce raiding "hilfskreuzer Stier" and Liberty ship "Stephen Hopkins" sink following a gun battle in the South Atlantic. "Stier" is the only commerce raider to be sunk by Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships.

Saturday, September 27, 1941

The first Liberty Ship, the SS ''Patrick Henry'', is launched at Baltimore, Maryland.
The first Liberty Ship, the SS "Patrick Henry", is launched at Baltimore, Maryland.

Friday, September 27, 1940

WWII: Germany, Italy and Japan sign the Tripartite Pact.

Monday, September 27, 1937

The last Bali tiger dies.
U.S. Supreme Court associate justice Hugo Black, in a nationwide radio broadcast, refutes allegations of past involvement in the Ku Klux Klan.
The Marihuana Tax Act becomes law in the United States.

Saturday, September 27, 1930

İsmet İnönü forms new government in Turkey. (6th government)

Tuesday, September 27, 1927

October ndash The Fifth Solvay Conference held in the latter half of the month establishes the acceptance of the Copenhagen interpretation.
79 are killed and 550 are injured in the East St. Louis Tornado, the 2nd costliest and at least 24th deadliest tornado in U.S. history.

Sunday, September 27, 1925

October ndash The major money forgery and fraud of Alves Reis is exposed in Portugal.
Feast of the Cross according to the Old Calendar A celestial cross appears over Athens, Greece, while the Greek Police pursues a group of Greek Old Calendarists. The phenomenon lasts for half an hour.//www.orthodox.net/articles/cross-in-athens.html

Monday, September 27, 1920

The first domestic radio sets come to stores in the United States a Westinghouse radio costs $10.
Adolf Hitler makes his first public political speech, in Austria.
Polish–Soviet War: Bolshevist Russia sues for peace with Poland.

Saturday, September 27, 1919

The last British Army troops leave Archangel, Russia and leave the fighting to the Russians.

Wednesday, September 27, 1916

Iyasu V of Ethiopia is deposed in a palace coup, in favour of his aunt Zauditu.

Wednesday, September 27, 1905

Albert Einstein submits his paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?" in which he develops an argument for the famous equation "E" = "mc"sup2/sup.

Sunday, September 27, 1903

The Wreck of the Old 97 engine at Stillhouse Trestle near Danville, Virginia, which kills 11 people, inspires a ballad and song.

Wednesday, September 27, 1893

The World Parliament of Religions holds its closing meeting in Chicago.

Monday, September 27, 1830

The Belgian Revolution ends by liberating Brussels from the United Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Tuesday, September 27, 1825

The world's first modern railway, the Stockton and Darlington Railway, opens in England.

Thursday, September 27, 1821

Mexico gains its independence from Spain following the Mexican War of Independence.

Tuesday, September 27, 1808

The Congress of Erfurt between the emperors Napoleon I of France and Alexander I of Russia starts.

Saturday, September 27, 1664

Dutch Governor Peter Stuyvesant surrenders New Amsterdam to an English naval squadron commanded by ColonelRichard Nicolls.

Tuesday, September 27, 1650

The Kolumbo volcano on Santorini experience a massive eruption (VEI 6).

Thursday, September 27, 1629

October ndash Italian Plague of 1629-1631: the plague arrives in Milan.
Huguenot rebellions: Louis XIII, King of France, signs the Peace of Alès, ending the Huguenot rebellions. The Huguenots are allowed religious freedom, but lose their political, territorial and military rights.

Tuesday, September 27, 1605

Battle of Kircholm: Swedish armies are defeated by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
October ndash In Strassburg, the world's first newspaper is published by Johann Carolus.

Friday, September 17, 1540 (Julianian calendar)

John Calvin's "L'Institution chrétienne" (originally in Latin) is translated into French.
The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) is approved by Pope Paul III, in his bull "Regimini militantis Ecclesiae".
Antwerp is besieged for three days by Maarten van Rossum.
Europe is hit by a heat wave and drought lasting for about 7 months. Rivers such as the Rhine and Seine dry up and many people die from dysentery and other illnesses caused by lack of safe drinking water.//www.godutch.com/newspaper/index.php?id=474
"approximate date" ndash The musket is introduced into Japan from Europe.

Tuesday, September 17, 1527 (Julianian calendar)

Members of the University of Wittenberg flee to Jena in fear of the bubonic plague.
Battle of Tarcal: Ferdinand, future Holy Roman Emperor, defeats John Zápolya and takes over most of Hungary. John appeals to the Turks for help.
Society 1527 ("The 1527 Society") is believed to be founded in 1527, as per it's namesake.
Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Montejo invades Yucatán.
The Spanish conquest of Guatemala highlands is completed the first Guatemala City (Ciudad Vieja) is founded.
The Ming Dynasty government of China greatly reduces the as for taking grain, severely diminishing the state's capacity to relieve famines through a previously successful granary system.
Bishop Vesey's Grammar School at Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands of England is founded by Bishop John Vesey.

Monday, September 18, 1480 (Julianian calendar)

Consorts and co-rulers Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile initiate the Spanish Inquisition (looking for heretics and unconverted Jews).
October ndash Great stand on the Ugra river: Muscovy becomes independent from the Golden Horde. The Theotokos of Vladimiricon is credited with saving Moscow.
The Lighthouse of Alexandria's final remains disappear when Qaitbay, Sultan of Egypt, builds the Citadel of Qaitbay on its site.

Sunday, September 18, 1446 (Julianian calendar)

October ndash Murad II invades Attica, forcing Constantine XI to return Thebes to the duchy of Athens and remove the tribute imposed in 1444. Murad II imposes his own tribute.
The Battle of Otonetë. Scanderbeg defeats the Ottomans.
Before October ndash Sultan Mehmed II of the Ottoman Empire is forced to abdicate in favor of his father Murad II by the Janissaries.

Friday, September 18, 1422 (Julianian calendar)

The Teutonic Knights sign the Treaty of Melno with the Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania after the brief Gollub War. The Prussian–Lithuanian border established by the treaty remains unchanged until World War I.

Thursday, September 19, 1331 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Płowce: The German Teutonic Knights and the Poles battle to a draw.
Sieges of Cividale del Friuli and Alicante.
The Genkō War begins in Japan.

Wednesday, September 20, 1290 (Julianian calendar)

An earthquake in the Gulf of Chili, province of Hebei, China, kills an estimated 100,000.
The founding Mamluk dynasty of the Sultanate of Delhi is overthrown by Jalal-ud-din Feroz Khalji of the Khilji dynasty.

Tuesday, September 20, 1177 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Alexander III sends a letter to Prester John, believing he is real.
Source: Wikipedia