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This Day in History for September 27

This Day In History1787 – Constitution submitted to US states for ratification.

1855 – George F. Bristow’s “Rip Van Winkle”, 2nd American opera, opens in NYC.

1892 – Book matches are patented by Diamond Match Company.

1903 – Wreck of the Old 97, a train crash made famous by the song of the same name.

1909 – US President Taft sets aside some 3 million acres of oil-rich public land (including Teapot Dome, Wyoming) for conservation purposes.

1930 – 34th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones.

1941 – US launches its 1st Liberty ship, freighter SS Patrick Henry.

1947 – “Sweethearts” closes at Shubert Theater NYC for 288 performances.

1954 – Steve Allen’s “Tonight Show” premieres.

1963 – At 10:59 AM census clock, records US population at 190,000,000.

1964 – Findings of the Warren Commission into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

1973 – “The Way We Were” single released by Barbra Streisand (Billboard Song of the Year 1974)

1979 – US Congress’ final approval to create Department of Education.

1982 – John Palmer becomes news anchor of Today Show.

1983 – Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 bases & drive in 70 runs.

1985 – Hurricane Gloria’s 130 MPH wind hits Atlantic Coast.

1986 – Senate joins US House of Representatives voting for sweeping tax reform.

1989 – Sony purchases Columbia Pictures for $3.4 billion cash.

1991 – US President George H.W. Bush decides to end full-time B-52 bombers alert.

2001 – At its two-day meeting in Vienna, OPEC decides to keep its production quotas unchanged at 23.2 million barrels per day, despite crude oil being at its lowest price levels since 1999.

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