On this day: September 27

Published On: Sep 27 2012 12:14:33 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 27 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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.

OTD September 27 - Champollion table
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1822: Jean-Francois Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta Stone's Egyptian hieroglyphs. Pictured is Champollion's table of hieroglyphic phonetic characters, now on display in the British Museum.

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