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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 27, 2021

On Sept. 27, 1938, Queen Elizabeth christened the world's largest ocean liner with her own name during a ceremony in Scotland.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 27, 2021
On September 27, 1938, Queen Elizabeth christened the world's largest ocean liner with her own name during a ceremony in Scotland. File Photo by Ian Taylor/Wikipedia.

Today is Monday, Sept. 27, the 270th day of 2021 with 95 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

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Those born on this date are under the sign of Libra. They include statesman Samuel Adams in 1722; political cartoonist Thomas Nast in 1840; magician Harry Blackstone Sr. in 1885; actor Jayne Meadows in 1919; filmmaker Arthur Penn in 1922; actor William Conrad in 1920; actor Wilford Brimley in 1934; golf Hall of Fame member Kathy Whitworth in 1939 (age 82); rock musician Randy Bachman in 1943 (age 78); singer Meat Loaf, born Michael Lee Aday, in 1947 (age 74); baseball Hall of Fame member Mike Schmidt in 1949 (age 72); actor/singer Shaun Cassidy in 1958 (age 63); gold medal-winning speed skater Beth Heiden in 1959 (age 62); actor Gwyneth Paltrow in 1972 (age 49); rapper Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., in 1982 (age 39); actor Anna Camp in 1982 (age 39); singer Avril Lavigne in 1984 (age 37); actor Thomas Mann in 1991 (age 30); actor Jenna Ortega in 2002 (age 19).


On this date in history:

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In 1540, the Society of Jesus, known as the Jesuits, was chartered by the Roman Catholic Church.

In 1825, in England, George Stephenson operated the first locomotive to pull a passenger train.

In 1930, golfer Bobby Jones won the U.S. Amateur Championship, capturing the era's Grand Slam. Earlier in the year, he won the British Amateur, British Open and U.S. Open.

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In 1938, Queen Elizabeth christened the world's largest ocean liner with her own name during a ceremony in Scotland. The Queen Elizabeth was the sister ship of the Queen Mary, which was christened four years earlier.

In 1939, after 19 days of heavy air raids and artillery bombardment, Polish defenders of Warsaw surrendered to German forces.

In 1954, The Tonight Show made its television debut with host Steve Allen.

In 1964, the Warren Commission report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was released after a 10-month investigation, concluding that there was no conspiracy and that Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin, acted alone.

In 1998, Gerhard Schroeder led Germany's Social Democratic Party to victory in parliamentary elections, bringing to an end 16 years of power by Chancellor Helmut Kohl and his Christian Democratic Party.

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In 2008, Zhai Zhigang left the Shenzhou VII spacecraft and became the first Chinese astronaut to take a space walk.

In 2010, Jimi Heselden, 62, manufacturer of the upright Segway scooter, was killed when he apparently lost control of one of the two-wheeled, self-balancing machines and ran over a cliff into a river.

In 2014, Mount Ontake, Japan's second highest volcano, erupted in a cloud of ash, killing 63 people, many of them hikers.

In 2017, Thailand's Supreme Court ruled unanimously to sentence former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to five years in prison for failing to report false and corrupt government-to-government sales in a rice-pledging scheme.

In 2020, Democrats called for President Donald Trump's tax records to be released following a New York Times report showing he hadn't paid taxes in 10 of the last 15 years through 2017.


A thought for the day: "Here is the truth: The Earth is round, Saddam Hussein did not attack us on 9/11, Elvis is dead, Obama was born in the United States -- and the climate crisis is real." -- U.S. Vice President Al Gore

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