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

On This Day — September 27


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. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).

On this day in history:

1066 – William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the River Somme, beginning the Norman conquest of England.

1822 – Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta Stone.

1908 – The first production of the Ford Model T automobile was built at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit, Michigan.

1938 – Ocean liner Queen Elizabeth launched in Glasgow.

1962 – Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring is published, inspiring an environmental movement and the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

1998 – The Google internet search engine retroactively claims this date as its birthday.

Celebrity Birthdays:

Rapper Lil Wayne turns 34

Singer-Songwriter Avril Lavigne turns 32

Goop Founder and Actress Gwyneth Paltrow turns 44

Mozart in the Jungle Star Lola Kirke turns 26

Pitch Perfect Cast Member Anna Camp turns 34

Happy Birthday to all September 27th babies!

TGL Round-Up: Kate and William Expecting Baby, Lil Wayne Suffers Seizure, Tyler Perry Defends Joel Osteen


Prince William of England and the Dutchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, are expecting their third child, Kensington Palace have announced.

“Their royal highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child. The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.

As with her previous two pregnancies, the duchess is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum. Her royal highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road children’s centre in London today. The duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace.”

The announcement comes in the same week the couple’s eldest child, four-year-old Prince George is to start school at Thomas’s Battersea, south London. His sister, Princess Charlotte, is two.

Lil Wayne was reportedly rushed to the hospital in Chicago on Sunday after suffering a seizure, leading to the cancellation of his upcoming show in Las Vegas.

According to TMZ, the Grammy winning rapper was found unconscious in his room at the Westin hotel after suffering a first attack, and then faced a second seizure after being admitted to Northwestern Memorial hospital a short time later.

Wayne’s representatives confirmed to TMZ that he had suffered multiple seizures.

Christian Evangelical Joel Osteen earned an unlikely defender this week in Tyler Perry.

Osteen, who is under fire for not opening his megachurch to Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey, received a large donation from Perry, who donated an overall $1 million to relief efforts.

Perry said that he’s giving $250,000 to Osteen because of the controversy, explaining that he believes Osteen and his wife are “amazing people” and that “there is no way they would lock people out of the church and not let people in for shelter.