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Historical Events In August - 27

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

1839  On August - 27 emory Upton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1881  

1840  On August - 27 william Kneass, 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40), dies in office  

1841  On this day in history ignaz Xaver von Seyfried, composer, dies at 65  

1846  On this day in history frantiszek Scigalski, composer, dies at 64  

1847  Gustave J Waffelaert, Flemish theologist/bishop of Bridge on this day in history.  

1849  On this day in history manuel Acuna, Mexican poet (Nocturno)  

1855  On this day in history francisco Eduardo da Costa, composer, dies at 36  

1856  On August - 27 iwan Franko, writer  

1858  Lincoln and Douglas debate at Freeport, IL on this day in history.  

1858  On this day in history giuseppe Peanoin Cuneo, Piemonte Italy, mathematician  

1859  On this day in history successful oil well drilled, near Titusville, Penn  

1859  On August - 27 1st successful oil well drilled, near Titusville, Penn by Edwin Drake  

1861  On this day in history battle of Cape Hatteras SC-Union troops take Ft Clark  

1862  On this day in history battle of Cub Run, VA  

1865  On this day in history charles Gates Dawes, (R) 30th VP (1925-29, Nobel 1925)  

1865  Jozef Nowakowski, composer, dies at 64 on August - 27.  

1867  On August - 27 umberto Giordano, composer  

1867  Karol Katski, composer, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

1868  Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, composer, dies at 82 on August - 27.  

1869  On August - 27 karl Haushofer, soldier/geographer  

1870  On August - 27 amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican writer/poet  

1871  Theodore Dreiser, US, novelist (Sister Carie, American Tragedy) on August - 27.  

1874  On August - 27 karl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, Nobel 1931)  

1874  On this day in history johan George Schwartze, painter, dies  

1877  On August - 27 charles Stewart Rolls, British auto manufacturer (Rolls-Royce Ltd)  

1878  On August - 27 joseph John Richards, composer  

1879  Rowland Hill, introduced postage stamps, dies at 84 on August - 27.  

1881  On this day in history hurricane hits Florida & Carolinas; about 700 die  

1882  The birth of Samuel Goldwyn, Co-founder of the MGM film studios in Hollywood on August - 27.  

1882  Jaroslav Kricka, composer on August - 27.  

1883  Krakatoa, west of Java, explodes with a force of 1,300 megatons on this day in history.  

1883  The volcano Krakatoa erupts and the resulting explosion is heard 2200 miles away in Australia on August - 27.  

1883  August Friedrich Pott, composer, dies at 76 on August - 27.  

1884  Harry Antrim, Chicago IL, actor (Miracle on 34th St, Devil's Doorway) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 27

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1407  Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (d. 1425) was born on this day in history.  

1471  On this day in history birth of george von Saksen-Meissen, German potester of Frisia  

1471  George, Duke of Saxony (d. 1539) was born on August - 27.  

1487  On this day in history birth of anna of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark (d. 1514)  

1545  Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma/general/diplomat was born on August - 27.  

1562  On August - 27 birth of hans Leo Hassler, composer  

1583  Simon Besler, composer was born on this day in history.  

1630  On this day in history birth of maria van Oosterwijck, Dutch flower painter  

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Famous Deaths In August - 27

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0542  On this day in history death of saint Caesarius of Arles  

0827  On this day in history death of pope Eugene II  

1208  Irene Angelina, daughter of Isaac II Angeles, dies on August - 27.  

1312  On August - 27 death of arthur II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1262)  

1394  Death of Chokei, Emperor of Japan (b. 1343) on August - 27.  

1450  Death of Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr, English politician (b. 1395) on this day in history.  

1521  Josquin Des Prez, composer, dies on August - 27.  

1522  Giovanni A Amadei/Amadeo, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at about 75 on August - 27.  

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