Today In History – September 27

Important Events

1066 William the Conqueror’s troops set sail for England

1290 Earthquake in the Gulf of Chihli (Bohai Sea) near China, reportedly kills 100,000 people

1540 Society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded by Ignatius Loyola confirmed by Pope Paul III in Rome

1779 John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Great Britain

1821 Mexican revolutionary forces led by Agustín de Iturbide occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw, bringing an end to the Mexican War of Independence

1822 French scholar Jean-François Champollion announces he has deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics using the Rosetta Stone

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.

1908 Henry Ford’s first Ford Model T automobile leaves the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan

Today In Film & TV

1993 British crime series “Cracker” created by Jimmy McGovern starring Robbie Coltrane debuts on ITV in the UK

Today In Music

1912 W. C. Handy publishes “Memphis Blues”, considered the 1st blues song

Today In Sports

1923 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 HRs

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