Historical Events on 27th August

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479 BC - Greco-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 is halted.
663 - Remnants 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 Japanese invasions of Korea of the late 16th century.
1232 - The Formulary of Adjudications is promulgated by Regent Hōjō Yasutoki. (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 1232)
1549 - Battle of Dussindale: John Dudley destroys Robert Kett's army
1569 - Pope Pius names Cosimo I de Medici, grand duke of Toscane
1585 - Duke van Parma's troops occupy Antwerp
1601 - Olivier van Noort completes 1st Dutch exploration of new world
1610 - Polish King Wladyslaw crowned king of Russia
1619 - Monarch Frederik van Palts chosen king of Bohemia
1626 - Battle at Lutter: Catholic League beats Danish king Christian IV
1628 - Java sultan Agung van Mataram attacks Batavia
1634 - Battle of Nordingen-Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar, loses Duchy of Francomia
1665 - "Ye Bare & Ye Cubb" is 1st play, performed in North America (Acomac, Va)
1667 - Earliest recorded hurricane in US (Jamestown Virginia)
1689 - The Treaty of Nerchinsk is signed by Russia and the Qing empire.
1776 - British defeat Americans in Battle of Long Island
1783 - 1st hydrogen balloon flight (unmanned); reaches 900 m altitude
1788 - Jacques Neeker names French minister of Finance
1789 - French National Assembly issues "Declaration of Rights of Man & Citizen"
1798 - Battle at Castelbar, Ireland: French army hunts The English
1799 - English invasion army lands in North-Holland
1813 - Battle of Dresden-Napoleon defeats Austrians
1816 - Lord Exmouth bombs Algiers, a refuge for Barbary pirates
1828 - Uruguay gains independence during Brazil-Argentina peace talks
1828 - The Russians defeat the Turks at the Battle of Akhalzic.
1832 - Black Hawk, leader of Sauk-indians, gives himself up
1859 - 1st successful oil well drilled, near Titusville, Penn by Edwin Drake
1861 - Battle of Cape Hatteras SC-Union troops take Ft Clark
1862 - Battle of Cub Run, VA
1881 - Hurricane hits Florida & Carolinas; about 700 die
1883 - Krakatoa, west of Java, explodes with a force of 1,300 megatons and kills approximately 40,000 people
1892 - NYC Metropolitan Opera House catches fire
1894 - Congress passes Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act, which includes a graduated income tax later struck down by the Supreme Court
1895 - 15th US Mens Tennis: Fred H Hovey beats Robert D Wrenn (6-3 6-2 6-4)
1896 - Britain defeated Zanzibar in a 38-minute war (9:02 AM-9:40 AM)
1897 - Roger Bresnahan debuts as Wash Senator pitcher (later HOF catcher)
1900 - Gabriel Faures opera/cantata "Prométhée," premieres in Beziers
1900 - Battle of Bergendal: Gen Buller beats Boer general Botha
1903 - 23rd US Mens Tennis: Hugh L Doherty beats William A Larned (6-0 6-3 10-8)
1908 - Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club re-organizes as the Tigers
1909 - Jack Chesbro's final Yankee game
1910 - Using twenty 137,000 candlepower arc lights, 2 amateur baseball teams play a night game at White Sox Park
1910 - Wash Red Killefer sacrifices record 4 times against Detroit
1911 - Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits Boston, 5-0
1912 - Edgar Rice Burroughs publishes "Tarzan of the Apes"
1913 - Swedish engineer Gideon Sundback of Hoboken applies to patent all-purpose zipper
1913 - Lt Peter Nestrov, of Imperial Russian Air Service, performs a loop in a monoplane at Kiev (1st aerobatic maneuver in an airplane)
1914 - Second day of battle at Tannenberg: German bombs Usdau
1914 - US war reporter Richard H Davis visits Leuven
1916 - Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary
1917 - Indians set club record by stealing eight bases in a game
1918 - Christy Mathewson resigns as Reds manager to accept a commission as a captain in chemical warfare branch of Army
1918 - Dr Joseph L Johnson named minister to Liberia
1921 - J E Clair of Acme Packing Co of Green Bay granted an NFL franchise
1922 - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000m (8:28.6)
1927 - Parks College, America's oldest aviation school, opens
1928 - 16 die in a NYC subway's 2nd worst accident
1928 - 42nd US Womens Tennis: Helen W Moody beats Helen Hull Jacobs (6-2 6-1)
US Secretary of State Frank KelloggUS Secretary of State Frank Kellogg 1928 - Kellogg-Briand Pact, where 60 nations agree to outlaw war
1932 - 200,000 English textile workers strike
1932 - Intl anti-war congress opens in Amsterdam
1933 - Earl Averill becomes 2nd Cleveland ballplayer to hit for cycle Moody defaults in 3rd set, trailing 3-0
1934 - Arlen, Ira Gershwin & Harburgs musical premieres in NYC
1937 - Brooklyn Dodger Fred Frankhouse no-hits Cin, 5-0 in 7 2/3 inn game
1937 - George E T Eyston sets world auto speed record at 345.49 MPH
1938 - Two NYC subway trains collide at 116th Street killing 2 and injuring 51
1938 - Yanks Monte Pearson no-hits Indians 13-0, DiMaggio hits 3 triples
1939 - Erich Warsitz makes first jet-propelled flight (in a Heinkel He-178)
1939 - Heinkel He-178 makes first manned flight with rocket/jet propulsion
1939 - Nazi Germany demands Danzig & Polish corridor
1939 - Queen Wilhelmina receives German ambassador Grave Zech
1940 - Caproni-Campini CC-2, experimental jet plane, maiden flight (Milan)
1941 - Shah of Iran abdicates throne to his son Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza PahlaviLast Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi 1942 - Cuba declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy
1944 - 200 Halifax bombers attack oil installations in Hamburg
1945 - US troops land in Japan after Japanese surrender
1948 - 102°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August
1950 - 1st transmission of a TV program from continental Europe shown on BBC
1950 - General Foods blacklists Jean Muir of Aldrich Family as a communist
1952 - Emil Zatopek wins 12th olympics marathon (2:23:03.2)
1955 - "Guinness Book of World Records" 1st published
1955 - Sandy Koufax fans 14 Reds, both teams combine for record 23 strikeouts
1956 - Curt Robert of Columbus (Intl League) hits 4 HRs in 7 inning game
1957 - Hickory Smoke wins Hambletonian Stakes
1957 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 - The Constitution of Malaysia comes into force.
1958 - Clark Griffith says Senators will prob accept offer to move to Minn
1958 - US performs nuclear test at South Atlantic Ocean
1958 - USSR launches Sputnik 3 with two dogs aboard
1960 - Anita Lonsbrough swims world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5)
1960 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Grossinger Golf Open
1961 - Francis the Talking Mule is mystery guest on "What's My Line"
1961 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open
1962 - Mariner 2 launched; first probe to fly by Venus
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1965 - The Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley
1965 - WTVI TV channel 42 in Charlotte, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 - Francis Chichester begins 1st solo sail around world
1966 - Oakland Pitcher Paul Lindblad begins a 385 cons errorless streak
1966 - Race riot in Waukegan Illinois
1967 - Naomi Sims is 1st black model on US cover (Fashion of the Times)
1967 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Amarillo Ladies' Golf Open
1969 - Lindy's Pride win Hambletonian Stakes
1969 - Mike Procter hits six consecutive sixes (across two overs)
1972 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1972 - US bombs Haiphong, North Vietnam
1974 - NY Met Benny Ayala hits a HR in his 1st at bat
1975 - 1st night match at US Tennis Open (Parun defeats Smith)
1975 - Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world
1976 - Transsexual Renee Richards barred from competing in US Tennis Open
1977 - "Chicago" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 947 performances
1977 - Army shoots on market vendor women in Conakry, Guineau
1977 - Toby Harrah & Bump Wills hit back-to-back inside-the-park-homers off Yankee Ken Clay at Yankee Stadium, Rangers won 8-2
1978 - Gerrie Knetemann becomes world cyclist champion
1978 - Reds Joe Morgan is 1st to hit 200 HRs & have 500 stolen bases
1978 - Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1978 - Yankee Catfish Hunter's 6-2 win gives him a perfect 6-0 in Aug 1978
1979 - 18 British soldiers die in ambush/bomb attack in Northern Ireland
1980 - Chon Doo Hwan elected pres of South Korea
1981 - Divers begin to recover a safe found aboard Andrea Doria
1981 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 - Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark
1982 - Soyuz T-7 returns to Earth
1983 - Haiti adopts constitution
1983 - US performs nuclear test
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1984 - US President Ronald Reagan announces Teacher in Space project
1984 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1985 - 20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I)-Discovery 6-launched
1985 - Mary Joe Fernandez, 14 years & 8 days old is youngest to win a US Tennis Open match (beats Sara Gomer in 1st round)
1986 - Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation
1988 - Dodger Tommy Lasorda wins 1,000th game as manager tops Phila, 4-2
1989 - 100 march through Bensonhurst protesting racial killings
1989 - 89th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Chris Patton
1989 - Betsy King wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
1989 - Tina Barrett wins LPGA Mitsubishi Motors Ocean State Golf Open
1990 - 52 Americans arrive in Turkey from Iraq
1990 - Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes due to gnats
1990 - Rosa Mota wins female marathon (2:31:27)
1990 - WWF Summer Slam-Ultimate Warrior beats Rick Rude
1991 - Moldavia declares independence from USSR
1992 - CFL revokes BC Lions franchise
1992 - Mets trade David Cone to Toronto for Jeff Kent & Ryan Thompson
1993 - Yak-40 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 79 killed/1 lives
1993 - The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo's Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed.
1994 - "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" closes at R Rodgers NYC after 320 perfs
1995 - "Arcadia" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 204 performances
1995 - 23rd du Maurier Golf Classic: Jenny Lidback
Golfer Tiger WoodsGolfer Tiger Woods 1995 - 95th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
1995 - Worst fire in NY in 80 years ends after 4 days
2000 - 540-metre (1,772 ft)-tall Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire, three people are killed.
2003 - Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing 34,646,418 miles (55,758,005 km) distant.
2006 - Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.
2006 - 58th Emmy Awards: 24, The Office, Kiefer Sutherland & Mariska Hargitay win
2008 - Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States
2012 - First interplanetary human voice recording is broadcast from the Mars Rover Curiosity

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