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This Day in History for September 27

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1852 – George L Aiken’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” premieres in Troy, NY.

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..

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

1916 – 1st Native American Day celebrated, honoring American Indians.

1930 – US Amateur Championship Men’s Golf, Merion GC: Bobby Jones scores an 8&7 win over Eugene V. Homans to win his 5th National Amateur title and clinch golf’s Grand Slam.

1937 – 1st Santa Claus Training School opens (Albion, NY)

1941 – US President Roosevelt launches the 1st Liberty ship, freighter SS Patrick Henry.

1954 – “The Tonight Show” 1st premieres on NBC hosted by Steve Allen.

1961 – Sandy Koufax sets NL strikeout record at 269.

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

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

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

1987 – Ryder Cup Golf, Muirfield Village GC: Europe beats US, 15-13; after 13-0 unbeaten record spanning 60 years, US loses for first time on home soil.

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.

2008 – Greg Maddux wins his final start of his career (#355)

2018 – US Senate hearing into alleged sexual assault by Judge Brett Kavanaugh with him and accuser Christine Blasey Ford giving evidence.

2018 – US Securities and Exchange Commission files lawsuit accusing Elon Musk of securities fraud.

2019 – US Democrats issue their first subpoena to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in impeachment inquiry.