Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/September 27

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This is a list of selected September 27 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled September 27, 2018 featured article or the September 27, 2018 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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1540Pope Paul III issued the papal bull Regimini militantis, approving the formation of the Society of Jesus, a Christian religious order of the Roman Catholic Church, by St. Ignatius of Loyola. already featured on August 15
1605Polish–Swedish War: The Battle of Kirchholm ended in the decisive victory of Polish–Lithuanian forces, and is remembered as one of the greatest triumphs of Commonwealth cavalry. unreferenced sction
1777American Revolutionary War: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, became the capital of the United States for one day as members of the Continental Congress fled Philadelphia, which had been captured by the British. undue weight
1903 – The Old 97, a Southern Railway train, derailed near Danville, Virginia, inspiring a famous railroad ballad. Needs more footnotes
1905 – The physics journal Annalen der Physik published Albert Einstein's fourth Annus Mirabilis paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", which introduced the equation E = mc2. Annus Mirabilis: refimprove section; Mass-energy: multiple issues
1937 – The Bali tiger, a small subspecies of tiger found solely on the small Indonesian island of Bali, was officially declared extinct. lots of {{cn}} tags
1940World War II: Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and the Empire of Japan signed the Tripartite Pact in Berlin, officially forming a military alliance known as the Axis powers. refimprove section
1941SS Patrick Henry, the first of 2,710 Liberty ships built during World War II by the United States, was launched. unreferenced section
1993War in Abkhazia: After capturing the city of Sukhumi, Abkhaz separatists and their allies massacred large numbers of Georgian civilians. lots of {{cn}} tags
2008 – During the Shenzhou 7 mission, Zhai Zhigang became the first Chinese citizen to carry out a spacewalk. appears on September 25



September 27: World Tourism Day; Meskel in Eritrea and Ethiopia

The "Five-Star Red Flag" of China
The "Five-Star Red Flag" of China

Thomas Nast (b. 1840) · Edgar Degas (d. 1917) · Avril Lavigne (b. 1984)

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