On this day … 9/27


1779
John Adams appointed to negotiate peace terms with British
On this day in 1779, the Continental Congress appoints John Adams to travel to France as minister plenipotentiary in charge of negotiating treaties of peace and commerce with Great Britain during the Revolutionary War. Adams had traveled to Paris in 1778 to negotiate an alliance with France, but had… read more »
AMERICAN REVOLUTION
1779
John Jay is appointed minister to Spain »
AUTOMOTIVE
1967
“My Mother, The Car” exported to France »
CIVIL WAR
1864
Confederate guerillas sack Centralia, Missouri »
COLD WAR
1959
Khrushchev ends trip to the United States »
CRIME
1989
Zsa Zsa Gabor storms out of the courtroom »
DISASTER
1854
Ships collide off Newfoundland »
GENERAL INTEREST
1540
Jesuit order established »
1960
Sylvia Pankhurst dies »
HOLLYWOOD
1991
Reeves and Phoenix star in My Own Private Idaho »
LITERARY
1996
F. Scott Fitzgerald stamp is issued »
MUSIC
1999
Placido Domingo breaks Caruso’s opening-night record at the Metropolitan Opera »
OLD WEST
1869
Sheriff Wild Bill Hickok proves too wild for Kansas »
PRESIDENTIAL
1938
Franklin Roosevelt appeals to Hitler for peace »
SPORTS
1930
Bobby Jones wins U.S. Amateur title »
VIETNAM WAR
1967
Antiwar sentiment increases »
1969
Thieu comments on Nixon’s Vietnamization policy »
WORLD WAR I
1915
John Kipling killed at the Battle of Loos »
WORLD WAR II
1939
Poland surrenders »
1940
The Tripartite Pact is signed by Germany, Italy, and Japan »

More Politics … latimes.com


california— Never in modern presidential politics has a major candidate made false statements as routinely as Trump has.
— Times editorial: Clinton would make a sober, smart and pragmatic president. Trump would be a catastrophe.
— Trump has some Latinos so unnerved, they’re turning to the supernatural for help.
— Mary McNamara: TV news needs to pull itself together for the presidential debates.
— Watch the debate with us, online or in person in downtown L.A.

The Differences Between Tulsa and Charlotte Are Transparent
Two fatal police shootings of black men. Two different reactions. The biggest factor in why Charlotte, N.C., turned violent while protests in Tulsa, Okla., remained peaceful may have been how transparent each city’s police department was with the public. While authorities in Tulsa acted quickly in releasing video and ultimately filing charges, Charlotte officials made video public only after days of pressure.