Once Upon A Time – Sept. 27 – 1822 – Jean-François Champollion Announces He Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphics Using The Rosetta Stone

1066 William the Conqueror’s troops set sail from Normandy to conquer England

1290 Earthquake in the Gulf of Chihli (Bohai Sea) near China, reportedly kills 100,000 people

1779 John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Great Britain

1821 Mexican revolutionary forces led by Agustín de Iturbide occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw, bringing an end to the Mexican War of Independence

1822 French scholar Jean-François Champollion announces he has deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics using the Rosetta Stone

1905 The physics journal Annalen der Physik publishes Albert Einstein’s paper “Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?”, introducing the equation E=mc².

1908 Henry Ford’s first Ford Model T automobile leaves the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan

HISTORICAL EVENTS TODAY

TODAY IN FILM & TV

1993 British crime series “Cracker” created by Jimmy McGovern starring Robbie Coltrane debuts on ITV in the UK

2021 Netflix says Shonda Rhimes’ “Bridgerton” is its most-watched series ever, with “Extraction”, starring Chris Hemsworth, its No. 1 film

TODAY IN MUSIC

1912 W. C. Handy publishes “Memphis Blues”, considered the 1st blues song

TODAY IN SPORT

1923 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 HRs

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1825 George Stephenson’s “Locomotion No. 1” becomes the 1st steam locomotive to carry passengers on a public rail line, the Stockton and Darlington Railway in England

1590 Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history

FAMOUS WEDDINGS

1759 Political activist Thomas Paine (22) weds household servant Mary Lambert (21)

1865 Physicist Johannes van der Waals (27) weds Anna Magdalena Smit (18)

1876 Poet Frederic Mistral (46) weds Marie Louise Aimee Rivière

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