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The 27t o September is the 270t day o the year (271t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 95 days bidin.
: Openin o the Stockton an Darlington Railwey
: The Capelinhos volcanae
- 1290 - A yirdquauk hits Hebei, Cheenae, killin an estimatit 100,000 fowk.
- 1590 - Pape Urban VII dees, endin the shortest-iver papacy at 12 days.
- 1821 - Mexico achieves full unthirldom frae Spain.
- 1825 - The Stockton an Darlington Railwey opens in Northren Ingland.
- 1865 - Chile declares war on Spain.
- 1905 - The jurnal Annalen der Physik publishes Albert Einstein's equation E=mc squared.
- 1916 - Iyasu V is deposed as Emperor o Ethiopie; his aunt, Zauditu, replaces him.
- 1922 - King Constantine I o Greece abdicates.
- 1928 - The Unitit States recognises the Republic o Cheenae.
- 1937 - The Balinese Tiger is declared extinct.
- 1938 - The Ocean liner "Queen Elizabeth" is launched in Glesga.
- 1940 - Warld War II: Germany, Japan an Italy sign the Tripartite Pact.
- 1945 - The Warld Bank is foondit.
- 1957 - 2,000 fowk are evacuatit on the isle o Faial in the Azores, as the Capelinho volcanae erupts.
- 1959 - Typhoon Vera kills 5,000 fowk in Japan.
- 1961 - Sierra Leone jyns the Unitit Naitions.
- 1973 - The Soviet Union launches the Soyuz 12 spacecraft.
- 1988 - Canadian 100-metre runner Ben Johnson is strippit o his gowd medal at the 1988 Simmer Olympics in Seoul for dopin.
- 1993 - 7,000 Georgian civilians are kilt in the Sokhumi massacre in Abkhazie.
- 1996 - The Taliban tak control o Kabul, takkin pouer in Afghanistan. They kill Afghan Preses Mohammad Najibullah.
- 1998 - German Federal Election: End o Helmut Kohl's time as Chancellor o Germany; Gerhard Schröder is electit.
- 2002 - East Timor jyns the Unitit Naitions.
- 2007 - NASA launches the Dawn probe.
- 2009 - German Federal Election: Angela Merkel wins a 2nt term as Chancellor o Germany.
- 2014 - The Munt Ontake volcanae in Japan erupts.
- 1533 - Stephen Bathory, King o Poland an Grand Duke o Lithuanie (d. 1586)
- 1601 - Louis XIII o Fraunce (d. 1643)
- 1722 - Samuel Adams, American politeecian (d. 1803)
- 1783 - Agustin de Iturbide, Emperor o Mexico (d. 1824)
- 1871 - Grazia Deledda, Italian writer (d. 1936)
- 1918 - Martin Ryle, Inglis radio astronomer (d. 1984)
- 1925 - Robert Edwards, Inglis pheesiologist (d. 2013)
- 1932 - Yash Chopra, Indian film director an producer (d. 2012)
- 1934 - Wilford Brimley, American actor
- 1946 - Nicos Anastasiades, Preses o Cyprus
- 1947 - Meat Loaf, American sangster
- 1947 - Barbara Dickson, Scots sangster
- 1947 - Denis Lawson, Scots actor
- 1953 - Diane Abbott, Inglis politeecian
- 1954 - Dougie MacLean, Scots sangster-sangwriter
- 1956 - Steve Archibald, Scots fitbawer
- 1958 - Irvine Welsh, Scots writer
- 1967 - Willie Rennie, Scots politeecian
- 1968 - Mari Kiviniemi, umwhile Prime meenister o Finland
- 1972 - Gwyneth Paltrow, American actress
- 1976 - Francesco Totti, Italian fitbawer
- 1982 - Lil Wayne, American rapper, sangwriter an producer
- 1984 - Avril Lavigne, Canadian sangster
- 1991 - Simona Halep, Romanie tennis player