September 27th

1999
Tiger Stadium closed after 87 years as home of baseball's Detroit Tigers.
Tiger Stadium (Detroit)
1998
Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals hit his record-setting 69th and 70th home runs in the last game of the season.
Lou Gehrig
1996
Taliban take over Kabul. Following the take-over, the Islamic fundamentalist group established the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
Battle of Kabul (1992–96)
1994
More than 350 Republican congressional candidates signed the 'Contract with America,' a 10-point platform they pledged to enact if voters sent a GOP majority to the U.S. House.
United States House of Representatives elections, 1994
1991
The Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked, 7-7, on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court.
Sonia Sotomayor
1990
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Supreme Court nomination of David H. Souter.
David Souter
1983
The America's Cup was lost by the United States for the first time in the yachting event's 132-year history.
1983 America's Cup
1964
The Warren Commission report concluded that there was no conspiracy in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.
Warren Commission
1962
Establishment of Yemen Arab Republic. Gamal Abdel Nasser declared the establishment of the Yemen Arab Republic after staging a coup that deposed the King Muhammad Al-Badr
Yemen Arab Republic
1959
Typhoon Vera battered the Japanese island of Honshu, killing almost 5,000 people.
Typhoon Vera
1954
'Tonight!' hosted by Steve Allen, made its debut on NBC-TV.
The Tonight Show
1940
Tripartite Pact is signed. It established the Axis powers during World War II and was signed by representatives of Germany, Italy and Imperial Japan.
Tripartite Pact
1939
Warsaw, Poland, surrendered after weeks of resistance to invading forces from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during World War II.
Occupation of Poland (1939–1945)
1937
The Bali Tiger Goes Extinct. Native to the Indonesian island of Bali, the Bali Tiger was made extinct due to human activities and hunting. On this day, the last known adult Balinese tiger was shot dead.
Bali tiger
1928
The United States recognized the Nationalist Chinese government.
Republic of China (1912–49)
1922
Constantine I of Greece abdicates. Constantine I of Greece abdicated in favor of his son, George II, after a military revolt.
Constantine I of Greece
1905
The physics journal Annalen der Physik publishes Albert Einstein's paper 'Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?', introducing the equation E=mc².
Annus Mirabilis papers
1825
The first locomotive to haul a passenger train was operated by George Stephenson in England.
George Stephenson
1822
French scholar Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone.
Jean-François Champollion
1821
Mexican revolutionary forces led by Agustín de Iturbide occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw, bringing an end to the Mexican War of Independence.
Military history of Mexico
1779
John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Great Britain.
John Adams
1540
Pope Paul III approved the charter for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), founded by St. Ignatius Loyola.
Society of Jesus
1290
Earthquake in Gulf of Chili China, reportedly kills 100,000.
List of giant squid specimens and sightings
1066
William the Conqueror's troops set sail for England.
William the Conqueror