On This Day — September 27th


September 27th is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 95 days remaining until the end of the year.


1825 – Locomotion No. 1 hauled the train on the opening day of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, the first public railway in the world to use steam locomotives.

1854 – The paddle steamer SS Arctic sank after a collision with SS Vesta 50 miles (80 km) off the coast of Newfoundland, killing approximately 320 people.

1930 – With his victory in the United States Amateur Championship, Bobby Jones became the only person to complete a Grand Slam in golf.

1964 – The British Aircraft Corporation TSR-2, an advanced Cold War tactical strike and reconnaissance aircraft that was later cancelled, made its maiden flight.

1988 – Led by pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi, the political party National League for Democracy was founded in Burma.

Celebrity Birthdays

Marc Maron turns 55

Gwyneth Paltrow turns 46

Lil Wayne turns 36

Avril Lavigne turns 34

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