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 - Don Cornelius
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1936: TV host and producer Don Cornelius, best known as the creator of the dance and musical variety TV show "Soul Train," which he also hosted from 1971 until 1993, is born in Chicago, Illinois. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at the age of 75 on Feb. 1, 2012. At the time of his suicide, Cornelius had been suffering from seizures for the past 15 years, a complication of a 21-hour brain operation he underwent in 1982 to correct a congenital deformity in his cerebral arteries.

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