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What Happened on August 27, 2000

Historical Events


RussiaOstankino Tower

540-metre (1,772 ft)-tall Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire, three people are killed.

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Ostankino Tower, Moscow
Ostankino Tower, Moscow
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2000 Highlights

About August 27, 2000

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo