September 27: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1066 - William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the Somme River, beginning the Norman Conquest of England.
- 1822 - Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone.
- 1908 - The first production of the Ford Model T automobile was built at the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan.
- 1995 - The Government of the United States unveils the first of its redesigned bank notes with the $100 bill featuring a larger portrait of Benjamin Franklin slightly off-center.
- 2008 - CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while flying on Shenzhou 7.
- Famous Birthdays: Cosimo de' Medici (Italian art patron and de facto ruler of Florence), Takenaka Shigeharu (Japanese samurai), King Louis XIII of France, Samuel Adams (American revolutionary leader), Gwyneth Paltrow (American actress)
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