On this History Day – September 27 – Almanac


Today is Sunday September 27, 271st day of 2020 with 95 to follow.

The moon is growing. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus, and Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.

Those born on this date are under the sign of Libra. They include statesman Samuel Adams in 1722; the political cartoonist Thomas Nast in 1840; the magician Harry Blackstone Sr. in 1885; actor Jayne Meadows in 1919; filmmaker Arthur Penn in 1922; actor William Conrad in 1920; actor Wilford Brimley in 1934; Golf Hall of Fame member Kathy Whitworth in 1939 (81); rock musician Randy Bachman in 1943 (77 years old); singer Meat Loaf, born Michael Lee Aday, in 1947 (73); Baseball Hall of Fame member Mike Schmidt in 1949 (71); actor / singer Shaun Cassidy in 1958 (62); gold medalist speed skater Beth Heiden in 1959 (61); actor Gwyneth Paltrow in 1972 (48); rapper Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., in 1982 (38); actor Anna Camp in 1982 (38); singer Avril Lavigne in 1984 (36 years old); actor Thomas Mann in 1991 (29); actor Jenna Ortega in 2002 (18).

At this date in history:In 1540, the Society of Jesus, known as the Jesuits, was incorporated by the Roman Catholic Church.

In 1825, in England, George Stephenson operated the first locomotive to pull a passenger train.

In 1930, golfer Bobby Jones won the American Amateur Championship, capturing the then Grand Slam. Earlier in the year he won the British Amateur, the British Open and the US Open.

In 1938, Queen Elizabeth named the world’s largest ocean liner with her own name in a ceremony in Scotland. The Queen Elizabeth was the sister ship of the Queen Mary, which was christened four years earlier.

In 1939, after 19 days of heavy air raids and artillery bombardments, the Polish defenders of Warsaw surrendered to the German forces.

In 1954, Tonight’s show made his television debut with host Steve Allen.

In 1964, the Warren Commission report into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was released after a 10-month investigation, concluding that there was no conspiracy and that Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin , had acted alone.

In 1998 Gerhard Schroeder led the German Social Democratic Party to victory in the parliamentary elections, ending 16 years in power for Chancellor Helmut Kohl and his Christian Democratic Party.

In 2008, Zhai Zhigang left the Shenzhou VII spacecraft and became the first Chinese astronaut to take a space walk.

In 2010 Jimi Heselden, 62, maker of the Segway vertical scooter, was killed when he apparently lost control of one of the self-balancing two-wheeled machines and ran over a cliff into a river.

In 2014, Mount Ontake, Japan’s second highest volcano, erupted in an ash cloud, killing 63 people, many of them hikers.

In 2017, Thailand’s Supreme Court unanimously sentenced former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to five years in prison for failing to report bogus and corrupt government-to-government sales as part of a government-to-government program. rice promise.

In 2018, India’s highest court ruled that a colonial-era law criminalizing adultery was unconstitutional and discriminatory in a landmark decision hailed by women’s rights groups.

A thought for the day: “The One Story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they’re false, but that they’re incomplete. They make one story the only story … The consequence of the one story is this: It robs people of their dignity. – Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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