Are you planning a vacation, or already on one? The United Nations has designated Sept. 27 as World Tourism Day. The “holiday” aims to promote an understanding and tolerance of diverse cultures, with an overarching goal of a more peaceful world. The first official World Tourism day took place Sept. 27, 1980.
Also on this Day:
1777: Lancaster, Pa., Is the U.S. Capital
Lancaster, Pa., becomes the U.S. capital city for one day. The British captured Philadelphia during the American Revolution, forcing the Continental Congress to flee. It set up in Lancaster, but only for one day. The Congress moved on to York, Pa., Sept. 28.
1991: President Bush’s Nuclear Reduction Plan
President Bush details his nuclear arms-reduction plan during a speech from the Oval Office. His plan proposes cutbacks in short-range and long-range nuclear weapons in the United States and Soviet Union.
1995: Closing Arguments in O.J. Simpson Trial
Former NFL star O.J. Simpson on trial for the June 12, 1994, murder of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman. The lengthy, highly publicized trial began Jan. 24, 1995.
1601 King Louis XIII of France
1722 Samuel Adams
1961 Irvine Welsh
1972 Gwyneth Paltrow
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