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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1954: The late-night talk show "Tonight Starring Steve Allen" premieres on television. The show was the first late-night talk show and the first version of what eventually would become known as "The Tonight Show," whose other hosts over the years have included Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien.


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