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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1903: The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails bear near Danville, Virginia, while en route from Monroe, Virginia, to Spencer, North Carolina, killing 11 people and injuring seven. The crash, dubbed the "Wreck of Old 97," would spawn a famous railroad ballad of the same name.


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