September 27 in History
What happened on September 27 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on september 27 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on september 27 in history.
Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese to walk in space; he was part of the Shenzhou 7 crew.
NASA launches Dawn probe to explore and study the two larges objects of the asteroid belt, Vesta and Ceres.
European Space Agency launches SMART-1 satellite to orbit the moon.
The Taliban capture Afghanistan’s capital city, Kabul.
Sukhumi massacre: Abkhaz separatist forces and their allies commit widespread atrocities against the civilian population in the USSR state of Georgia.
US Congress approves Department of Education as the 13th agency in the US Cabinet.
The Warren Commission, investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, issues its report, stating its conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole gunman.
The U.S. Air Force Bell X-2, the world’s fastest and highest-flying plane, crashes, killing the test pilot.
U.S. Army and Marine troops liberate Seoul, South Korea.
Thousands of British troops are killed as German forces rebuff their massive effort to capture the Arnhem Bridge across the Rhine River in Holland.
Australian forces defeat the Japanese on New Guinea in the South Pacific.
Germany occupies Warsaw as Poland falls to Germany and the Soviet Union.
Eight Chicago White Sox players are charged with fixing the 1919 World Series.
President Woodrow Wilson opens his fourth Liberty Loan campaign to support men and machines for World War I.
Constance of Greece declares war on Bulgaria.
Wild Bill Hickok, sheriff of Hays City, Kan., shoots down Samuel Strawhim, a drunken teamster causing trouble.
Confederate guerrilla Bloody Bill Anderson and his henchmen, including a teenage Jesse James, massacre 20 unarmed Union soldiers at Centralia, Missouri. The event becomes known as the Centralia Massacre.
Jews in France are granted French citizenship.
The island of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea falls to the Ottoman Turks after a 21-year siege.
The Society of Jesus, a religious order under Ignatius Loyola, is approved by the Pope.