September 27 in history

September 27, 2009

On September 27:

1821 Mexico  gained its independence from Spain.

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

3-meter-tall sculpture of Einstein‘s 1905 E = mc2 formula at the 2006 Walk of Ideas, Berlin, Germany

 1938 The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth was launched in Glasgow.

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Depiction of the RMS Queen Elizabeth.

1958 Scotttish author Irvine Welsh was born.

1968 The stage musical Hair opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London.

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Original Broadway poster

 

1974 William (Bill) Sutch was charged with spying.

 Sourced from Wikipedia and NZ History Online.


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