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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1908: The first production Ford Model T car leaves the Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit, Michigan. The car, which had a 20-horsepower, four-cylinder engine, went on sale on Oct. 1, 1908, with versions starting at $850. The car, which is generally regarded as the first affordable automobile, would be produced for 19 years, during which time more than 15 million were sold.


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