AP Highlight in History: On Sept. 27, 1996, the Taliban, a band of former seminary students, drove the government of Afghani President Burhanuddin Rabbani out of Kabul, captured the capital and executed former leader Najibullah.
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Pope Paul III issued a papal bull establishing the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits, as a religious order.
The first locomotive to haul a passenger train was operated by George Stephenson in England.
The United States recognized the Nationalist Chinese government.
Warsaw, Poland, surrendered after weeks of resistance to invading forces from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during World War II.
"Tonight!" hosted by Steve Allen, made its debut on NBC-TV.
The Warren Commission issued a report concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in assassinating President John F. Kennedy.
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Supreme Court nomination of David H. Souter.
The Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked, 7-7, on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court.
More than 350 Republican congressional candidates signed the "Contract with America," a 10-point platform they pledged to enact if voters sent a GOP majority to the U.S. House.
Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals hit his record-setting 69th and 70th home runs in the last game of the season.
Tiger Stadium closed after 87 years as home of baseball's Detroit Tigers.