On this day: September 27

Published On: Sep 27 2012 01:14:33 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 27 2015 02:00:00 AM EDT

The first Ford Model T rolls out of the factory, the Warren Commission concludes Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, Ben Johnson is stripped of his Olympic gold medal, and Mark McGwire makes history, all on this day.

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1956: Babe Didrikson Zaharias, who became the first female golfer to play in a PGA Tour event during 1938's Los Angeles Open, dies of colon cancer at age 45 in Galveston, Texas. She won 10 LPGA majors in her career and is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Zaharias was actually a latecomer to golf, having earlier in her life proven her abilities in track and field, basketball, baseball, softball, diving and bowling. She won two gold medals and one silver medal for track and field in the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.


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