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Historical Events In August - 27

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

1839  Emory Upton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1881 on this day in history.  

1840  William Kneass, 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40), dies in office on this day in history.  

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

1846  Frantiszek Scigalski, composer, dies at 64 on August - 27.  

1847  On August - 27 gustave J Waffelaert, Flemish theologist/bishop of Bridge  

1849  Manuel Acuna, Mexican poet (Nocturno) on this day in history.  

1855  Francisco Eduardo da Costa, composer, dies at 36 on this day in history.  

1856  On this day in history iwan Franko, writer  

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

1858  Giuseppe Peanoin Cuneo, Piemonte Italy, mathematician on August - 27.  

1859  Successful oil well drilled, near Titusville, Penn on this day in history.  

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

1861  On August - 27 battle of Cape Hatteras SC-Union troops take Ft Clark  

1862  On August - 27 battle of Cub Run, VA  

1865  Charles Gates Dawes, (R) 30th VP (1925-29, Nobel 1925) on August - 27.  

1865  On August - 27 jozef Nowakowski, composer, dies at 64  

1867  On August - 27 umberto Giordano, composer  

1867  On this day in history karol Katski, composer, dies at 51  

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

1869  On August - 27 karl Haushofer, soldier/geographer  

1870  On this day in history amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican writer/poet  

1871  On August - 27 theodore Dreiser, US, novelist (Sister Carie, American Tragedy)  

1874  On this day in history karl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, Nobel 1931)  

1874  On August - 27 johan George Schwartze, painter, dies  

1877  Charles Stewart Rolls, British auto manufacturer (Rolls-Royce Ltd) on August - 27.  

1878  On this day in history joseph John Richards, composer  

1879  On August - 27 rowland Hill, introduced postage stamps, dies at 84  

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

1882  On this day in history the birth of Samuel Goldwyn, Co-founder of the MGM film studios in Hollywood  

1882  On this day in history jaroslav Kricka, composer  

1883  Krakatoa, west of Java, explodes with a force of 1,300 megatons on August - 27.  

1883  On this day in history the volcano Krakatoa erupts and the resulting explosion is heard 2200 miles away in Australia.  

1883  August Friedrich Pott, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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

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Famous Birthdays In August - 27

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1407  On this day in history birth of ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (d. 1425)  

1471  George von Saksen-Meissen, German potester of Frisia was born on this day in history.  

1471  On August - 27 birth of george, Duke of Saxony (d. 1539)  

1487  Anna of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark (d. 1514) was born on this day in history.  

1545  On August - 27 birth of alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma/general/diplomat  

1562  Hans Leo Hassler, composer was born on this day in history.  

1583  On this day in history birth of simon Besler, composer  

1630  Maria van Oosterwijck, Dutch flower painter was born on August - 27.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 27

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0542  Death of Saint Caesarius of Arles on this day in history.  

0827  On this day in history death of pope Eugene II  

1208  On August - 27 irene Angelina, daughter of Isaac II Angeles, dies  

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

1394  On August - 27 death of chokei, Emperor of Japan (b. 1343)  

1450  On this day in history death of reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr, English politician (b. 1395)  

1521  On August - 27 josquin Des Prez, composer, dies  

1522  Giovanni A Amadei/Amadeo, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at about 75 on this day in history.  

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