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On This Day in History, September 27

What Happened On This Day – September 27

  • 1996 Taliban take over Kabul

    Following the take-over, the Islamic fundamentalist group established the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

  • 1962 Establishment of Yemen Arab Republic

    Gamal Abdel Nasser declared the establishment of the Yemen Arab Republic after staging a coup that deposed the King Muhammad Al-Badr

  • 1940 Tripartite Pact is signed

    It established the Axis powers during World War II and was signed by representatives of Germany, Italy and Imperial Japan.

  • 1937 The Bali Tiger Goes Extinct

    Native to the Indonesian island of Bali, the Bali Tiger was made extinct due to human activities and hunting. On this day, the last known adult Balinese tiger was shot dead.

  • 1922 Constantine I of Greece abdicates

    Constantine I of Greece abdicated in favor of his son, George II, after a military revolt.

Births On This Day – September 27

  • 1984 Avril Lavigne

    Canadian singer-songwriter, actress, fashion designer

  • 1982 Lil Wayne

    American rapper, actor

  • 1972 Gwyneth Paltrow

    American actress, singer

  • 1947 Meat Loaf

    American singer-songwriter, producer, actor

  • 1722 Samuel Adams

    American politician, 4th Governor of Massachusetts

Deaths On This Day – September 27

  • 1965 Clara Bow

    American actress

  • 1944 Aimee Semple McPherson

    Canadian/American evangelist, founded the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel

  • 1917 Edgar Degas

    French painter

  • 1876 Braxton Bragg

    American general

  • 1833 Ram Mohan Roy

    Indian reformer

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