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 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 named as French minister of Finance
1789 - French National Assembly issues "Declaration of Rights of Man & Citizen"
1798 - Battle of Castlebar, Ireland: French army and Irish rebels rout a larger the British force
1799 - British invasion army lands in North Holland
French Emperor Napoléon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte 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
1884 - 4th U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats Howard Taylor (6-0, 1-6, 6-0, 6-2)
1890 - 10th U.S. Men's National Championship: Oliver Campbell beats Henry Slocum (6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1)
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
1894 - 14th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Wrenn beats Manliff Goodbody (6-8, 6-1, 6-4, 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 Fauré's opera/cantata "Prométhée" premieres in Beziers
1900 - Battle of Bergendal: General Buller defeats the Boer under general Louis Botha
1901 - 21st U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Beals Wright (6-2, 6-8, 6-4, 6-4)
1902 - 22nd U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Reginald Doherty (4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 8-6)
1908 - Calgary City Rugby Football Club re-organizes as the Tigers
1909 - Jack Chesbro's final Higlander game
1909 - 29th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats William Clothier (6-1, 6-2, 5-7, 1-6, 6-1)
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
Runner nicknamed the Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn" Paavo Nurmi 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 - Kellogg-Briand Pact, 60 nations agree to condemn 'recourse to war for the solution of international controversies'.
1928 - 42nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills beats Helen Jacobs (6-2, 6-1)
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 - Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin & Yips Harburg's musical 'Life Begins at 8:40' premieres in NYC
1937 - Brooklyn Dodger Fred Frankhouse no-hits Cin, 5-0 in 7 2/3 inn game
US Secretary of State Frank KelloggUS Secretary of State Frank Kellogg 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
Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza PahlaviLast Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi 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
Actor Eddie AlbertActor Eddie Albert 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
1964 - 25th Venice Film Festival: "Red Desert" directed by Michelangelo Antonioni wins Golden Lion
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
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 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
1979 - Sligo, Ireland; Admiral of the Fleet Louis, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, uncle of Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, last Viceroy of India, Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia, and three companions, two of them children, killed by the IRA when his boat was blown up.
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
MLB Outfielder Rickey HendersonMLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson 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 - Protesst erupt in Soweto, South Africa, against evictions carried out after an 11 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
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 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
LPGA Golfer Betsy KingLPGA Golfer Betsy King 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
1997 - 54th Venice Film Festival: "Hana-bi" directed by Takeshi Kitano wins Golden Lion
2000 - 540-metre (1,772 ft)-tall Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire, three people are killed.
Actress Angelina JolieActress Angelina Jolie 2001 - Angelina Jolie is named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva
2002 - 59th Venice Film Festival: "The Magdalene Sisters" directed by Peter Mullan wins Golden Lion
2003 - Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing 34,646,418 miles (55,758,005 km) distant.
2003 - 60th Venice Film Festival: "The Return" directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev wins Golden Lion
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
44th US President Barack Obama44th US President Barack Obama 2008 - Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States
2008 - 65th Venice Film Festival: "The Wrestler" directed by Darren Aronofsky wins Golden Lion
2011 - 13th World Championships in Athletics open at Daegu, South Korea
2012 - First interplanetary human voice recording is broadcast from the Mars Rover Curiosity
2013 - "Gravity", directed and co-written by Alfonso Cuarón and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney premieres at the Venice Film Festival
2014 - Medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls the international response to Ebola “irresponsible” and “slow and derisory”
2014 - "Birdman" directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and starring Michael Keaton and Zach Galifianakis premieres at the Venice Film Festival (Best Picture 2015)
Actor Michael KeatonActor Michael Keaton 2014 - 71st Venice Film Festival: "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence" directed by Roy Andersson wins Golden Lion
2015 - Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos names top Supreme Court judge, Vassiliki Thanou caretaker Prime Minister - Greece's 1st female Prime Minister
2015 - 15th World Championships in Athletics: Usain Bolt of Jamaica adds the Mens 200m gold to his 100m win

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