Highlights of this day in history: Warren Commission concludes Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in JFK's assassination; Taliban captures Afghanistan's capital; First steam locomotive to haul passengers; 'The Tonight Show' premieres. (Sept. 27)
ED DONAHUE: September 27, 1964, The Warren Commission wraps up its investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Its report concludes Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing Kennedy and wounding Texas governor John Connally the previous year. But the findings failed to convince many Americans. Doubts and conspiracy theories about the tragic events in Dallas persist to this day.
1996, rise of the Taliban as the hard-line religious militia captures Afghanistan's capital Kabul. The Taliban installs a repressive Islamic regime, opening the country's doors to Osama bin Laden.
In 2001 after the September 11th attacks, US-led forces oust the Taliban which lives on as an insurgency. 1825, in Britain, engineer George Stephenson drives the first locomotive to haul a passenger train. And 1954, birth of a late night legend as "The Tonight Show" debuts on "NBC." Steve Allen is the first host, followed over the years by Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, and Jay Leno.
- You know, decide in about a week what you think about it. You know, it's not going to-- It's not a spectacular.
--it's going to be kind of a monotonous, I think.
ED DONAHUE: Today in history, September 27. Ed Donahue, the "Associated Press."