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 - SS Arctic
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1854: The steamship SS Arctic sinks off Cape Race, Newfoundland, with 300 people on board after colliding with the 250-ton French iron screw steamer SS Vesta in the fog, marking the first great disaster in the Atlantic Ocean.

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