What happend on 27.09 in history
2004Virgin Group announces a joint venture with Mojave Aerospace Ventures to build VSS Enterprise for commercial space flights and a new company called Virgin Galactic.
2003The Uniterran Church was founded in Victor, NY
2002Timor-Leste (East Timor) joins the United Nations.
2001Boyband 5ive announced their disbandment.
1998Google is first established
1997Communications are lost with the Mars Pathfinder for unknown reasons.
1996In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.
1995The Government of the United States unveils the first of its redesigned bank notes with the $100 bill featuring a larger portrait of Benjamin Franklin slightly off-center.
1988The National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi is founded.
1986Cliff Burton, bassist for Metallica, dies after being crushed by the band's tour bus during their European tour.
1983Richard Stallman announces the GNU project to develop a free Unix-like operating system.
1980Marvin Hagler defeats Alan Minter to claim boxing's world Middleweight championship in London. They have to be escorted away by police after a riot forms.
1979The United States Department of Education receives final approval from the U.S. Congress to become the 13th US Cabinet agency.
1968The stage musical, "Hair", opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, where it played 1,998 performances until closure was forced by the roof collapsing in July, 1973.
1964The Warren Commission releases its report, concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, assassinated President John F. Kennedy.
1959Nearly 5000 people die on the main Japanese island of Honshu as the result of a typhoon.
1954The nationwide debut of Tonight! (The Tonight Show) hosted by Steve Allen on NBC.
1949The first Plenary Session of the National People's Congress approves the design of the Flag of the People's Republic of China.
1942Glenn Miller and his Orchestra perform for the last time before Miller enters the US Army.
1941The SS Patrick Henry is launched becoming the first of more that 2,700 Liberty ships.
1940The Tripartite Pact is signed in Berlin by Germany, Japan and Italy.
1938Ocean liner Queen Elizabeth launched in Glasgow.
1928The Republic of China is recognized by the United States.
1905Albert Einstein publishes the paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?" in Annalen der Physik. This paper revealed the relationship between energy and mass.
1903Wreck of the Old 97, a train crash made famous by the song of the same name.
1854The steamship Arctic sinks with 300 people on board. This marks the first great disaster in the Atlantic Ocean.
1825The Stockton and Darlington Railway opens, and begins operation of the world's first service of locomotive-hauled passenger trains.
1822Jean-FranÃ§ois Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone.
1821Mexico gains its independence from Spain.
1787The United States Constitution is delivered to the states for ratification.
1605The armies of Sweden are utterly defeated by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm
1590Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history.
1540The Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) receives its charter from Pope Paul III.