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Today in History
Sunday, 27 September 2020
2008
CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while flying on ''Shenzhou 7''.
2003
Smart 1 satellite is launched.
2002
Timor-Leste (East Timor) joins the United Nations.
1997
Communications are suddenly lost with the ''Mars Pathfinder'' space probe.
1996
In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.
The Julie N. tanker ship crashes into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine spilling thousands of gallons of oil.
1995
The Government of the United States unveils the first of its redesigned bank notes with the $100 bill featuring a larger portrait of Benjamin Franklin slightly off-center.
1993
The Sukhumi massacre takes place in Abkhazia.
1983
Richard Stallman announces the GNU project to develop a free Unix-like operating system.
1979
The United States Department of Education receives final approval from the U.S. Congress to become the 13th US Cabinet agency.
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