Thursday, September 27, 2012

September 27 - Packed





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2012-09-24 15.50.53



This Day In History
1066
William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the Somme River, beginning the Norman Conquest of England.
1540
The Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) receives its charter from Pope Paul III.
1590
Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history.
1777
Lancaster, Pennsylvania is the capital of the United States, for one day.
1822
Jean-Fran├žois Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone.
1825
The Stockton and Darlington Railway opens, and begins operation of the world's first service of locomotive-hauled passenger trains.
1905
The physics journal Annalen der Physik received Albert Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", introducing the equation E=mc².
1930
Bobby Jones wins the U.S. Amateur Championship to complete the Grand Slam of golf. The old structure of the grand slam was the U.S. Open, British Open, U.S. Amateur, and British Amateur.
1938
RMS Queen Elizabeth launched in Glasgow.
1968
The stage musical Hair opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, where it played 1,998 performances until its closure was forced by the roof collapsing in July 1973.
1983
Richard Stallman announces the GNU project to develop a free Unix-like operating system.
1997
Communications are suddenly lost with the Mars Pathfinder space probe.
2007
NASA launches the Dawn probe.


Famous Birthdays
1389

Cosimo de' Medici, Italian art patron and de facto ruler of Florence (d. 1464)
1696
Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Italian Catholic bishop (d. 1787)
1722
Samuel Adams, American revolutionary leader (d. 1803)
1803
Samuel Francis du Pont, American admiral (d. 1865)
1840
Alfred Thayer Mahan, American captain and historian (d. 1914)
Thomas Nast, German-born American political cartoonist (d. 1902)
1885
Harry Blackstone, Sr., American magician (d. 1965)
1918
Martin Ryle, English radio astronomer, Nobel laureate (d. 1984)
1920
William Conrad, American actor (d. 1994)
1934
Wilford Brimley, American actor
1941
Don Nix, songwriter, composer, arranger, musician, and author
1947
Meat Loaf, American singer
1949
Mike Schmidt, American baseball player
1958
Shaun Cassidy, American screenplay writer, TV producer, actor, and singer
1969
Sofia Milos, American actress
1972
Gwyneth Paltrow, American actress


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