On this day: September 27

POSTED: 11:14 PM Sep 26 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Sep 27 2013

The first Ford Model T rolls out of the factory, the Warren Commission concludes Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, Ben Johnson is stripped of his Olympic gold medal, and Mark McGwire makes history, all on this day.

OTD September 27 - Mel Apt
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U.S. Air Force

1956: U.S. Air Force Capt. Milburn G. Apt becomes the first man to exceed Mach 3 while flying the Bell X-2 rocket-powered plane. Shortly thereafter, the craft goes out of control and Apt is killed.

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