September 27: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On September 27, learn about the most interesting historical events and facts that occurred throughout history. The 270th day of the Gregorian calendar is September 27th. Rachel Carson’s book “Silent Spring” was released, igniting an environmental movement; Google was founded. The first person of Chinese ancestry to walk in space was Zhai Zhigang.

The 27th of September falls under the sign of Libra. Meat Loaf, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Lil Wayne all have famous birthdays. It’s World Tourism Day today.


Happy Birthday! (September 27, 1601)
Louis XIII of France. photo source:


(September 27, 1996)
The Taliban, led by Mohammad Omar, took control of Kabul, the Afghan capital, and declared Islamic rule throughout the country. photo source:

(September 27, 1998)
For the purposes of historical recollection, Google's search engine considers today to be its birthday. photo source:

(September 27, 2008)
For the first time ever, a Chinese astronaut, Zhai Zhigang, makes a spacewalk. photo source:

(September 27, 2019) Over two million people took part in climate change protests in 2,400 places around the world during a week of international youth-led climate change protests, including Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. photo source:

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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