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History Events on September 27

Society of Jesus
The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) receives its charter from Pope Paul III.


Japan Airlines Flight 715
Japan Airlines Flight 715 crashes on approach to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, Malaysia, killing 34 of the 79 people on board.


Siege of Vienna
The Siege of Vienna begins when Suleiman I attacks the city.


Typhoon Vera
Typhoon Vera kills nearly 5,000 people in Japan.


SS Patrick Henry
The SS Patrick Henry is launched, becoming the first of more than 2,700 Liberty ships.


Constantine I of Greece
King Constantine I of Greece abdicates his throne in favor of his eldest son, George II.


Ellen Southard
The merchant sailing ship Ellen Southard is wrecked in a storm at Liverpool.


Wreck of the Old 97
The Wreck of the Old 97, an American rail disaster that became the subject of a popular ballad.


2014 Mount Ontake eruption
The eruption of Mount Ontake in Japan occurs.


The SMART-1 satellite is launched.


History of the Jews in France
The National Assembly votes to award full citizenship to Jews in France.


National League for Democracy
The National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and others to fight dictatorship in Myanmar.


Julie N. oil spill
Confusion on a tanker ship results in the Julie N. oil spill in Portland, Maine.


September 2019 climate strikes
over 2 million people participated in worldwide strikes to protest climate change across 2400 locations.


SS Arctic
The steamship SS Arctic sinks with 300 people on board.


Battle of Kabul (1992-1996)
The Battle of Kabul ends in a Taliban victory, who establish the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.


Actions along the Matanikau
Last day of the Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marines barely escape after being surrounded by Japanese forces.


The Google internet search engine retroactively claims this date as its birthday.


Last use of capital punishment in Spain
The last use of capital punishment in Spain sparks worldwide protests.


Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
Production of the Model T automobile begins at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit.


RMS Queen Elizabeth
The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth is launched in Glasgow.


Tripartite Pact
World War II: The Tripartite Pact is signed in Berlin by Germany, Japan and Italy.


Richard Stallman
Richard Stallman announces the GNU Project to develop a free Unix-like operating system.


Treaty of Melno
After the brief Gollub War, the Teutonic Knights sign the Treaty of Melno with Poland and Lithuania


Lancaster, Pennsylvania
American Revolution: Lancaster, Pennsylvania becomes the capital of the United States for one day after Congress evacuates Philadelphia.


Siege of Candia
The Venetians surrender the fortress of Candia to the Ottomans, thus ending the 21-year-long Siege of Candia.


Milburn G. Apt
USAF Captain Milburn G. Apt becomes the first person to exceed Mach 3. Shortly thereafter, the Bell X-2 goes out of control and Captain Apt is killed.


Battle of P?owce
The Battle of P?owce between the Poland and the Teutonic Order is fought.


Pope Urban VII
Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history.


Battle of Kircholm
The armies of Sweden are defeated by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm.


Stockton and Darlington Railway
The world's first public railway to use steam locomotives, the Stockton and Darlington Railway, is ceremonially opened.


Bobby Jones (golfer)
Bobby Jones wins the (pre-Masters) Grand Slam of golf.


Dawn (spacecraft)
NASA launches the Dawn probe to the asteroid belt.


Jean-François Champollion
Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta Stone.


The British TSR-2 aircraft XR219 makes its maiden flight.


Zhai Zhigang
CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk.


Yemen Arab Republic
The Yemen Arab Republic is established.


In Minneapolis, a gunman shoots seven citizens, killing 5 and then himself.
In Switzerland, a gunman shoots 18 citizens, killing 14 and then himself.
The Sukhumi massacre takes place in Abkhazia.
Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring is published, inspiring an environmental movement and the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Zeng Liansong's design is chosen as the flag of the People's Republic of China.
The Kassel Mission results in the largest loss by a USAAF group on any mission in World War II.
The Greek National Liberation Front is established with Georgios Siantos as acting leader.
The Republic of China is recognized by the United States.
Iyasu V is proclaimed deposed as ruler of Ethiopia in a palace coup in favor of his aunt Zewditu.
William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the Somme river, beginning the Norman conquest of England.