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What Happened on August 27th This Day in History

Year Name
2011 Hurricane Irene strikes the United States east coast, killing 47 and causing an estimated $15.6 billion in damage.
2009 Internal conflict in Myanmar: The Burmese military junta and ethnic armies begin three days of violent clashes in the Kokang Special Region.
2006 Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.
2003 Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing 34,646,418 miles (55,758,005 km) distant.
2003 The first six-party talks, involving South and North Korea, the United States, China, Japan and Russia, convene to find a peaceful resolution to the security concerns of the North Korean nuclear weapons program.
1991 The European Community recognizes the independence of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
1991 Moldova declares independence from the USSR.
1985 The Nigerian government is peacefully overthrown by Army Chief of Staff Major General Ibrahim Babangida.
1982 Turkish military diplomat Colonel Atilla Altıkat is shot and killed in Ottawa. Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide claim to be avenging the massacre of 1⿿1ⁿ2 million Armenians in the 1915 Armenian Genocide.
1980 A massive bomb planted by extortionist John Birges explodes at Harvey's Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada after a failed disarming attempt by the FBI. Although the hotel is damaged, no one is injured.
1979 The Troubles: Eighteen British soldiers are killed in an ambush by the Provisional Irish Republican Army near Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland, in the deadliest attack on British forces during Operation Banner. An IRA bomb also kills British royal family member Lord Mountbatten and three others on his boat at Mullaghmore, Republic of Ireland.
1975 The Governor of Portuguese Timor abandons its capital, Dili, and flees to Atauro Island, leaving control to a rebel group.
1971 An attempted coup d'état fails in the African nation of Chad. The Government of Chad accuses Egypt of playing a role in the attempt and breaks off diplomatic relations.
1964 South Vietnamese junta leader Nguyỿn Khánh enters into a triumvirate power-sharing arrangement with rival generals Trần Thiỿn Khiêm and Dương VĿn Minh, who had both been involved in plots to unseat Khánh.
1962 The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA.
1956 The nuclear power station at Calder Hall in the United Kingdom was connected to the national power grid becoming the world's first commercial nuclear power station to generate electricity on an industrial scale.
1943 World War II: Japanese forces evacuate New Georgia Island in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.
1943 World War II: Aerial bombardment by the Luftwaffe razes to the ground the village of Vorizia in Crete.
1942 First day of the Sarny Massacre.
1939 First flight of the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178, the world's first jet aircraft.
1933 The first Afrikaans Bible is introduced during a Bible Festival in Bloemfontein.
1928 The Kellogg-Briand Pact outlawing war is signed by fifteen nations. Ultimately sixty-one nations will sign it.
1927 Five Canadian women file a petition to the Supreme Court of Canada, asking, "Does the word 'Persons' in Section 24 of the British North America Act, 1867, include female persons?"
1922 Greco-Turkish War: The Turkish army takes the Aegean city of Afyonkarahisar from the Kingdom of Greece.
1918 Mexican Revolution: Battle of Ambos Nogales: U.S. Army forces skirmish against Mexican Carrancistas in the only battle of World War I fought on American soil.
1916 World War I: The Kingdom of Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary, entering the war as one of the Allied nations.
1915 Attempted assassination of Bishop Patrick Heffron, bishop of the Diocese of Winona by Rev. Louis M. Lesches.
1914 World War I: Battle of ÿtreux: A British rearguard action by the Royal Munster Fusiliers during the Great Retreat.
1896 Anglo-Zanzibar War: The shortest war in world history (09:02 to 09:40), between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar.
1893 The Sea Islands hurricane strikes the United States near Savannah, Georgia, killing between 1,000-2,000 people.
1883 Eruption of Krakatoa: Four enormous explosions destroy the island of Krakatoa and cause years of climate change.
1881 The Georgia hurricane makes landfall near Savannah, Georgia, resulting in an estimated 700 deaths.
1859 Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well.
1832 Black Hawk, leader of the Sauk tribe of Native Americans, surrenders to U.S. authorities, ending the Black Hawk War.
1828 Brazil and Argentina recognize the sovereignty of Uruguay in the Treaty of Montevideo
1813 French Emperor Napoleon I defeats a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden.
1810 Napoleonic Wars: The French Navy defeats the British Royal Navy, preventing them from taking the harbour of Grand Port on ÿle de France.
1798 Wolfe Tone's United Irish and French forces clash with the British Army in the Battle of Castlebar, part of the Irish Rebellion of 1798, resulting in the creation of the French puppet Republic of Connacht.
1793 French Revolutionary Wars: The city of Toulon revolts against the French Republic and admits the British and Spanish fleets to seize its port, leading to the Siege of Toulon by French Revolutionary forces.
1776 Battle of Long Island: In what is now Brooklyn, New York, British forces under General William Howe defeat Americans under General George Washington.
1689 The Treaty of Nerchinsk is signed by Russia and the Qing Empire (Julian calendar).
1593 Pierre Barrière failed an attempt to assasinate Henry IV of France.
1557 The Battle of St. Quentin results in Emmanuel Philibert becoming Duke of Savoy.
1172 Henry the Young King and Margaret of France are crowned junior king and queen of England.
410 The sacking of Rome by the Visigoths ends after three days.
Famous People Born on August 27

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Year Name
1971 Hisayuki Okawa, Japanese runner
1936 Joel Kovel, American scholar and author (d. 2018)
1953 Peter Stormare, Swedish actor, director, and playwright
1970 Karl Unterkircher, Italian mountaineer (d. 2008)
1932 Antonia Fraser, English historian and author
1969 Cesar Millan, Mexican-American dog trainer, television personality, and author
1827 Charles Lilley, English-Australian politician, 4th Premier of Queensland (d. 1897)
1947 Peter Krieg, German director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2009)
1908 Lyndon B. Johnson, American commander and politician, 36th President of the United States (d. 1973)
1865 Charles G. Dawes, American general and politician, 30th Vice President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1951)
Famous People Deaths On August 27

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Date Name
1963 W. E. B. Du Bois, American sociologist, historian, and activist (b. 1868)
1998 Essie Summers, New Zealand author (b. 1912)
1964 Gracie Allen, American actress and comedian (b. 1895)
2013 Dave Thomas, Welsh golfer and architect (b. 1934)
1857 Rufus Wilmot Griswold, American anthologist, poet, and critic (b. 1815)
1990 Stevie Ray Vaughan, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1954) (Double Trouble)
2006 Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
2003 Pierre Poujade, French soldier and politician (b. 1920)
2012 Ivica Horvat, Croatian footballer and manager (b. 1926)
2006 Jesse Pintado, Mexican-American guitarist (b. 1969) (Napalm Death)