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,
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,
1965 Clara Bow
1944 Aimee Semple McPherson
Canadian/American evangelist, founded the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
1917 Edgar Degas
1876 Braxton Bragg
1833 Ram Mohan Roy