On this day: September 27

Published On: Sep 27 2012 12:14:33 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 27 2016 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 - William Safire
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2009: Author and journalist William Safire, best known as a long-time syndicated political columnist for the New York Times and the author of "On Language" in the New York Times Magazine, dies from pancreatic cancer at a hospice in Rockville, Maryland, at the age of 79. He's seen here receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2006.

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