27th September

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2001 Lone gunman kills 15 An armed man, Friedrich Leibacher, kills 15 in the local parliament building in Zug, Switzerland, before taking his own life.
1996 Taliban capture Kabul Taliban fighters capture the Afghanistan capital Kabul.
1988 Ben Johnson loses his medal Ben Johnson loses his 100 metres Olympics medal following a positive drugs test.
1979 Gracie Fields dies English singer Gracie Fields dies
1970 Jordan ceasefire agreed King Hussein and Yasir Arafat sign a ceasefire agreement ending 10 days of bitter fighting in Jordan.
1964 Warren Commission report issued The Warren Commission issue their report which concludes that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone when he assassinated John F Kennedy in Dallas
1960 Sylvia Pankhurst dies Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst dies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia aged 78.
1959 Hurricane hits Japan A Hurricane hits the Japanese mainland island Honshu killing 5,000.
1939 Poland surrenders During World War 2, Poland surrenders after several weeks of resistance against German and Soviet invaders.
1825 First steam railway service The Stockton to Darlington Railway opens providing the first steam railway passenger service.
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