Events on September 27


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2014 Mount Ontake eruption

A volcanic eruption of Mount Ontake, 御嶽山, Ontake-san took place on September 27, 2014, killing 63 people. Mount Ontake is a volcano located on the Japanese island of Honshu around 100 kilometres (62 mi) northeast of Nagoya and around 200 km (120 mi) West of Tokyo. It was the first fatal volcanic eruption in Japan since the 1991 collapse of a lava dome at Mount Unzen, and the deadliest volcanic eruption in Japan since Torishima killed an estimated 150 people in 1902.

2012 Minneapolis workplace shooting

A shooting incident occurred at a firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on the afternoon of Thursday, September 27, 2012. The attack took place inside Accent Signage Systems, where a former employee walked into the firm’s building and fired a Glock 19 9mm pistol. By the end of the day, five people were dead, including the gunman who committed suicide, and four others were injured, three of them critically. One of those critically injured died the following day, and another man succumbed to his wounds on October 10. It was the deadliest workplace shooting in Minnesota’s history.

Zhai Zhigang

Zhai Zhigang born October 10, 1966 is a major general in the People’s Liberation Army Air Force and a CNSA astronaut. During the Shenzhou 7 mission in Saturday, September 27, 2008, he became the first Chinese citizen to carry out a spacewalk.


SMART-1 was a Swedish-designed European Space Agency satellite that orbited around the Moon. It was launched on Saturday, September 27, 2003 at 23:14 UTC from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana. “SMART-1” stands for Small Missions for Advanced Research in Technology-1. On September 3, 2006 (05:42 UTC), SMART-1 was deliberately crashed into the Moon’s surface, ending its mission.

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