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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 - NFL Strike
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1987: NFL players start a 24-day strike that would wipe out one week of the league's season. The games scheduled for the third week of the season would be canceled, but the games for weeks four through six were played with replacement players and some veterans who crossed the picket line. Having failed to achieve their demands, and given the willingness of the players to cross the picket lines and networks to broadcast the replacement games, the union voted to end the strike on Oct. 15, 1987, without a new collective bargaining agreement in place.

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