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Daily Calendar for Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Born

  • Samuel Adams (patriot)
  • Peter Joseph von Cornelius (painter)
  • Thomas Nast (cartoonist)
  • Catherine Marshall (writer)
  • William Conrad (actor)
  • Arthur Penn (director)
  • Wilford Brimley (actor)
  • Shaun Cassidy (singer)
  • Clara Hughes (cyclist)
  • Gwyneth Paltrow (actress)
  • Avril Lavigne (singer)

Died

  • Adelina Patti (opera singer; namesake of the song You’re the Flower of My Heart Sweet Adeline)
  • Engelbert Humperdinck (German composer)
  • Donald O'Connor (song and dance man)
  • William Safire (political columnist, language maven)

Events

  • Breakthrough in deciphering the Rosetta Stone announced
  • SS Arctic and SS Vesta collided in the North Atlantic
  • The Tonight Show made its television debut with Steve Allen as host
  • The Warren Commission Report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy issued
  • 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
  • Mark McGwire hit his 69th and 70th home runs
  • Dawn spacecraft launched, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Weather

  • Unripened corn in much of New England was killed by a severe black frost
  • Winds gusted to 115 mph on Long Island; 109 mph in Chatham, Massachusetts; and 100 mph in Milton, Massachusetts
  • Hurricane Gloria made landfall near Fire Island, New York, and then crossed the Connecticut coastline
  • A rare waterspout was seen in Long Island Sound, New York, off Smithtown Bay
  • Los Angeles, California, reached a record high temperature of 113 degrees F

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