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Calendar for September 27th, 2014

1720s

  • Born 1722: Samuel Adams (patriot)

  • 1780s

  • Born 1783: Peter Joseph von Cornelius (painter)

  • 1820s

  • 1822: Breakthrough in deciphering the Rosetta Stone announced

  • 1840s

  • Born 1840: Thomas Nast (cartoonist)

  • 1850s

  • 1854: SS Arctic and SS Vesta collided in the North Atlantic

  • 1910s

  • Born 1914: Catherine Marshall (writer)

  • Died 1919: Adelina Patti (opera singer; namesake of the song You're the Flower of My Heart Sweet Adeline)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1920: William Conrad (actor)

  • Died 1921: Engelbert Humperdinck (composer)

  • Born 1922: Arthur Penn (director)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1934: Wilford Brimley (actor)

  • 1950s

  • 1954: The Tonight Show made its television debut with Steve Allen as host

  • Born 1958: Shaun Cassidy (singer)

  • 1960s

  • 1964: The Warren Commission Report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy issued

  • 1970s

  • Born 1972: Gwyneth Paltrow (actress)

  • Born 1972: Clara Hughes (cyclist)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1984: Avril Lavigne (singer)

  • 1989: Two men, Jeffrey Petkovich and Peter Debernardi, went over Niagara Falls in a barrel. They were the first pair ever to go over the falls and live. They were charged with unlawfully performing the stunt

  • 1990s

  • 1998: Mark McGwire hit his 69th and 70th home runs

  • 2000s

  • Died 2003: Donald O'Connor (song and dance man)

  • Died 2009: William Safire (political columnist, language maven)

  • 2010s

  • 2015: Total Eclipse of the Moon.


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