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 - Clarence Thomas
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1991: The Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocks, 7-7, on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court of the United States, sending the nomination to the full Senate without a recommendation. Thomas would be confirmed by a 52–48 vote on Oct. 15, 1991, the narrowest margin for approval in more than a century.

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