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Notable Historical Events on August 27th

199595th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

200658th Emmy Awards: 24, The Office, Kiefer Sutherland & Mariska Hargitay win

1941Shah of Iran abdicates throne favour of his son Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

1953"Roman Holiday", starring Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, and Eddie Albert, is released

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open

1996Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Detroit Red Wings to the Tampa Bay Lightning

1960Mickey Wright wins LPGA Grossinger Golf Open

2001Angelina Jolie is named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva

1922Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000m (8:28.6)

1982Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark

1813Battle of Dresden; Napoleon defeats Austrians

2008Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States

1984US President Ronald Reagan announces Teacher in Space project

1928Kellogg-Briand Pact, 60 nations agree to outlaw war

August 27th Historical Events
Date Event
479
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. 
BC
AD
663
Remnants of the Korean Baekje Kingdom and their Yamato Japanese allies engage naval forces of the Tang Chinese and Silla Koreans on the Geum River in Korea; - a significant Tang-Silla victory. Japanese won't attempt another Korean invasion until 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 Earl of Warwick destroys Robert Kett's army, ending Kett's rebellion 
1569
Pope Pius names Cosimo I de Medici as grand duke of Tuscany 
1585
Duke of Parma's troops occupy Antwerp 
1601
Olivier van Noort completes first Dutch exploration of new world 
1610
Polish King Wladyslaw crowned king of Russia 
1619
Monarch Frederik van Palts chosen king of Bohemia 
1626
Battle of Lutter: Catholic League beats Danish king Christian IV 
1628
Java sultan Agung of Mataram attacks Batavia 
1634
Battle of Nordingen: Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar loses Duchy of Franconia 
1665
"Ye Bare & Ye Cubb" is first play performed in North America (Acomac, Va) 
1667
Earliest recorded hurricane in North America (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
First 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
British invasion army lands in North-Holland 
1813
Battle of Dresden; Napoleon defeats Austrians 
1816
Lord Exmouth bombards 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 Men's 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: General Buller defeats the Boer under general Louis Botha 
1903
23rd US Men's Tennis: Hugh L Doherty beats William A Larned (6-0 6-3 10-8) 
1908
Calgary City Rugby Football Club re-organizes as the Tigers 
1909
Jack Chesbro's final Higlander 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 of Tannenberg (WWI): Germans bombard 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 Women's Tennis: Helen W Moody beats Helen Hull Jacobs (6-2 6-1) 
1928
Kellogg-Briand Pact, 60 nations agree to outlaw war 
1932
200,000 English textile workers strike 
1932
International 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 of the Netherlands receives German ambassador Grave Zech 
1940
Caproni-Campini CC-2, experimental jet plane, maiden flight (Milan) 
1941
Shah of Iran abdicates throne favour of his son 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 programme 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) 
1953
"Roman Holiday", starring Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, and Eddie Albert, is released 
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 
1968
The Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) organise another protest in the Guildhall's council chamber; immediately after the protest Eamon Melaugh phones the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) and invites them to organise a march in Derry 
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
Warrenpoint ambush: 18 British Army soldiers were killed when the Provisional Irish Republican Army explode two roadside bombs as a British convoy passed Narrow Water Castle near Warrenpoint 
1980
Chon Doo Hwan elected president of South Korea 
1981
Divers begin to recover a safe found aboard sunken Italian liner 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 
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
38th Emmy Awards presentation - Golden Girls and Cagney & Lacey dominate 
1986
Protest erupt in Soweto, South Africa, demonstrating against evictions which had been carried out after an eleven week rent boycott 
1988
Dodger Tommy Lasorda wins 1,000th game as manager tops Philadelphia, 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 
1990
Market prices plunge as OPEC nears informal agreement to increase output to cover shortfall due to invasion; cash market trading experiences abrupt decline. 
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 
1995
95th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods 
1995
Worst fire in New York in 80 years ends after 4 days 
1996
Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Detroit Red Wings to the Tampa Bay Lightning 
2000
540-metre (1,772 ft)-tall Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire, three people are killed. 
2001
Angelina Jolie is named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva 
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 
2016
Federal Judge Curbs Enforcement of North Carolina Transgender Access Law 
2016
All Donated Blood in US Will Be Tested for Zika 
2017
Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats Conor McGregor by TKO in 10 rounds 
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