On this day: September 27

Published On: Sep 27 2012 01:14:33 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 27 2013 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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1854: The steamship SS Arctic sinks off Cape Race, Newfoundland, with 300 people on board after colliding with the 250-ton French iron screw steamer SS Vesta in the fog, marking the first great disaster in the Atlantic Ocean.


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