On This Day in History, September 27

Perhaps you know of one or two things that happened on September 27. Here are several historical events that took place. Take a look!

  • 1779 –  Former US President John Adams negotiated for Revolutionary War peace terms with Great Britain.
  • 1825 – The first locomotive to haul a passenger train was operated by George Stephenson in England.
  • 1909 – President Taft of the United States set aside some 3 million acres of oil-rich public land for conservation purposes.
  • 1928 – The United States announced that it would recognize the Nationalist Chinese Government.
  • 1938 – British ocean liner “Queen Elizabeth” launched at Clydebank, Scotland.
  • 1940 – Black leaders demonstrated against discrimination in the U.S. armed forces.
  • 1941 – U.S. President Roosevelt launched the first Liberty ship, freighter SS Patrick Henry.
  • 1961 – Sierra Leone became the 100th member of the United Nations.
  • 1962Israel bought Hawk anti-aircraft missiles from the U.S.
  • 1963 – America recorded a  population of 190,000,000.
  • 1968France barred the U.K.’s entry into the European Common Market.
  • 1971 – The Soviet Union performed a nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya.
  • 1979 – Congress gave its final approval to forming the U.S. Department of Education.
  • 1982 –  American rapper Lil Wayne was born.
  • 1984 – Canadian singer/songwriter Avril Lavigne was born.
  • 1989 – Sony purchased Columbia Pictures for $3.4 billion cash
  • 1990 – The U.S. performed a nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 1991 – American President George H.W. Bush abolished all land-based tactical nuclear arms and got rid of all short-range nuclear arms.
  • 2012 – The United Nations publicly released documents from China and Japan detailing their contesting claims for the Senkoku Islands.
  • 2013 – 60 lives were lost after a building collapsed in Mumbai, India.


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