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 - Mel Apt
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U.S. Air Force

1956: U.S. Air Force Capt. Milburn G. Apt becomes the first man to exceed Mach 3 while flying the Bell X-2 rocket-powered plane. Shortly thereafter, the craft went out of control and Apt was killed in the resulting crash.

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