August 27st Events

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August 27th, 2006 (August 27 2006)EventComair Flight 5191 crashed en route from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky, to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Forty-nine of the 50 people aboard the flight were confirmed dead in the hours following the crash
August 27th, 2003 (August 27 2003)EventMars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing approximately 34,646,416 miles (55,758,006 kilometers) from Earth.
August 27th, 2000 (August 27 2000)EventOstankino Tower in Moscow catches fire, three people are killed.
August 27th, 1993 (August 27 1993)EventThe Florida Department of Transportation decides to cease producing its distinctive colored U.S. Highway shields so that it can make use of Federal funds for those signs.
August 27th, 1993 (August 27 1993)EventThe Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo s Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed.
August 27th, 1991 (August 27 1991)EventThe European Community recognizes the independence of the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
August 27th, 1991 (August 27 1991)EventMoldova declares independence from the USSR.
August 27th, 1990 (August 27 1990)EventThe British Broadcasting Corporation launches BBC Radio Five Live at 9am GMT with a mixture of sports, news, and children s programming.
August 27th, 1985 (August 27 1985)EventThe Nigerian government is peacefully overthrown by Army Chief of Staff Major General Ibrahim Babangida.
August 27th, 1979 (August 27 1979)EventAn IRA bomb kills Lord Mountbatten and 3 others on holiday in Sligo, Republic of Irelandied in Another near Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland kills 18 British soldiers.
August 27th, 1969 (August 27 1969)EventThe first installment of the Otoko wa Tsurai yo (It s Tough Being a Man) movies is released in Japan. Director and screenplay writer Yoji Yamada went on to make 48 installments of the series, which is recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running movie series.
August 27th, 1962 (August 27 1962)EventMariner 2 launched to Venus.
August 27th, 1957 (August 27 1957)EventThe Constitution of Malaysia came into force.
August 27th, 1952 (August 27 1952)EventReparation negotiations between West Germany and Israel end in Luxembourg; West Germany to pay 3 billion Deutschmark.
August 27th, 1939 (August 27 1939)EventFirst flight of the Heinkel He 178, the first modern jet aircraft.
August 27th, 1928 (August 27 1928)EventKellogg-Briand Pact, outlawing war, signed by sixty nations.
August 27th, 1896 (August 27 1896)EventAnglo-Zanzibar War: the shortest war in world history (09:00 to 09:45) between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar.
August 27th, 1883 (August 27 1883)EventKrakatoa, an Indonesian volcano, erupts. It is one of the most violent volcanic events in modern times.
August 27th, 1861 (August 27 1861)EventUnion forces attack Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
August 27th, 1859 (August 27 1859)EventPetroleum discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania. World s first successful oil well.
August 27th, 1828 (August 27 1828)EventThe Russians defeat the Turks at the Battle of Akhalzic.
August 27th, 1813 (August 27 1813)EventNapoleon defeats the Austrians, Russians and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden.
August 27th, 1798 (August 27 1798)EventUnited Irishmen and French forces clash with the British army in the Battle of Castlebar, part of the Irish Rebellion of 1798.
August 27th, 1793 (August 27 1793)EventFrench counter-revolution, port of Toulon revolts and admits the British fleet, which lands troops and seizes the port leading to Siege of Toulon.
August 27th, 1776 (August 27 1776)EventBattle of Long Island, in present day Brooklyn, New York, British forces under General William Howe defeat Americans under General George Washington.George Washington Quotes
August 27th, 1689 (August 27 1689)EventThe Treaty of Nerchinsk is signed by Russia and the Qing empire.
August 27th, 1232 (August 27 1232)EventThe Formulary of Adjudications is promulgated by Regent Hojo Yasutoki. (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 1232)
August 27th, 0663 (August 27 0663)EventRemnants of the Korean Baekje Kingdom and their Yamato Japanese allies engage the combined naval forces of the Tang Chinese and Silla Koreans on the Geum River in Korea; the outcome is a significant Tang-Silla victory, while the Japanese would not attempt another invasion of Korea until the Imjin War of the late 16th century.
August 27th, 0479 (August 27 0479)EventGreco-Persian Wars: Persian forces led by Mardonius are routed by Pausanias, the Spartan commander of the Greek army in the Battle of Plataea. Along the with the Greek victory on the same day in the Battle of Mycale, the Persian invasion of Greece ended.
August 27th, 0410 (August 27 0410)EventVisigothic sack of Rome ends after three days.

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