About September 27

September 27, 2024 is the 271st day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 95 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Libra is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 124 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 27

  • 1529
    The Siege of Vienna begins when Suleiman I attacks the city.
  • 1590
    Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history.
  • 1821
    Mexico gains its independence from Spain.
  • 1903
    Wreck of the Old 97, a train crash made famous by the song of the same name.
  • 1905
    The physics journal Annalen der Physik received Albert Einstein’s paper “Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?”, introducing the equation E=mc².
  • 1908
    The first production of the Ford Model T automobile was built at the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 1916
    Iyasu is proclaimed deposed as ruler of Ethiopia in a palace coup in favor of his aunt Zauditu.
  • 1930
    Bobby Jones wins the U.S. Amateur Championship to complete the Grand Slam of golf. The old structure of the grand slam was the U.S. Open, British Open, U.S. Amateur, and British Amateur.
  • 1940
    World War II: The Tripartite Pact is signed in Berlin by Germany, Japan and Italy.
  • 1944
    The Kassel Mission results in the largest loss by a USAAF group on any mission in World War II.
  • 1954
    The nationwide debut of Tonight! (The Tonight Show) hosted by Steve Allen on NBC.
  • 1959
    Nearly 5000 people die on the main Japanese island of Honshū as the result of a typhoon.
  • 1961
    Sierra Leone joins the United Nations.
  • 1964
    The British TSR-2 aircraft XR219 makes its maiden flight from Boscombe Down in Wiltshire.
  • 1968
    The stage musical Hair opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, where it played 1,998 performances until its closure was forced by the roof collapsing in July 1973.
  • 1996
    In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.
  • 1996
    The Julie N. tanker ship crashes into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine spilling thousands of gallons of oil.
  • 1997
    Communications are suddenly lost with the Mars Pathfinder space probe.
  • 1998
    The Google internet search engine retrospectively claims this as its birthday.
  • 2008
    CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while flying on Shenzhou 7.

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