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On this day: September 27

Published On: Sep 27 2012 12:14:33 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 27 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Jesuits
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1540: Pope Paul III issues a papal bull establishing the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits, as a religious order. This Czechoslovakian fresco by Johann Christoph Handke from the mid-1700s shows the pope bestowing the papal bull on Saint Ignatius of Loyola.

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