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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1986: Metallica bassist Cliff Burton is killed in a tour bus accident in rural Sweden as the band was touring in support of its "Master of Puppets" album. Burton was sleeping in a bunk on the bus when it skidded off the road and overturned, throwing him from the bus, which then landed on him. Burton, who was replaced in Metallica by bassist Jason Newsted, was inducted with the rest of the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. Pictured is a memorial near the crash site along with a CD of "Master of Puppets."


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