September 27

1540

Pope Paul III approved the charter for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), founded by St. Ignatius Loyola.

1939

Warsaw, Poland, was surrendered to the Nazis after weeks of resistance.

1959

Typhoon Vera battered the Japanese island of Honshu, killing almost 5,000 people.

1964

The Warren Commission report concluded that there was no conspiracy in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy; Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

1998

Mark McGwire hit his record-setting 69th and 70th home runs in the last game of the regular season.

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