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Sep 27 1854
The wooden steamship Arctic sinks in foggy weather after colliding with the iron bow of the Vesta. When Captain Luce orders women and children into the lifeboats, the crewmen rebel and take the boats for themselves. Of 435 on board, only 85 survive -- and none of them women or children. It is the first major ocean liner disaster in the Atlantic.

Sep 27 1934
Wilford Brimley's birthday!

Sep 27 1939
After 19 days of resistance, Warsaw, Poland surrendered to the Germans after being invaded by the Nazis and the Soviet Union during World War II.

Sep 27 1959
Typhoon Vera, otherwise known as the Isewan Typhoon, kills 4,464 people on the Japanese island of Honshu and injures 40,000 more. 1.5 million are made homeless.

Sep 27 1964
The Warren Commission Report is finally released, definitively proving once and for all that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, without anyone's help. Case closed.

Sep 27 1967
Seventeen people are killed in Tijuana, most of them children, when the neurotoxic insecticide methyl parathion is accidentally mixed into bread. Over three hundred others required medical treatment.

Sep 27 1996
The Taliban seized control of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, and hanged the former president Najibullah.

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