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Historical Events In August - 27

Monday, 01 March 2021

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 August - 27.  

1841  On August - 27 ignaz Xaver von Seyfried, composer, dies at 65  

1846  On August - 27 frantiszek Scigalski, composer, dies at 64  

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

1849  Manuel Acuna, Mexican poet (Nocturno) on August - 27.  

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

1856  Iwan Franko, writer on this day in history.  

1858  On this day in history lincoln and Douglas debate at Freeport, IL.  

1858  Giuseppe Peanoin Cuneo, Piemonte Italy, mathematician on this day in history.  

1859  On August - 27 successful oil well drilled, near Titusville, Penn  

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

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

1862  On August - 27 battle of Cub Run, VA  

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

1865  On this day in history 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  On August - 27 franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, composer, dies at 82  

1869  Karl Haushofer, soldier/geographer on August - 27.  

1870  Amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican writer/poet on this day in history.  

1871  On this day in history theodore Dreiser, US, novelist (Sister Carie, American Tragedy)  

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

1874  Johan George Schwartze, painter, dies on this day in history.  

1877  On this day in history charles Stewart Rolls, British auto manufacturer (Rolls-Royce Ltd)  

1878  Joseph John Richards, composer on August - 27.  

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

1881  On August - 27 hurricane hits Florida & Carolinas; about 700 die  

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

1882  Jaroslav Kricka, composer on August - 27.  

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

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

1883  On August - 27 august Friedrich Pott, composer, dies at 76  

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

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

1562  On this day in history birth of hans Leo Hassler, composer  

1583  Simon Besler, composer was born on August - 27.  

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  Death of Saint Caesarius of Arles on August - 27.  

0827  Death of Pope Eugene II on this day in history.  

1208  Irene Angelina, daughter of Isaac II Angeles, dies on this day in history.  

1312  Death of Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1262) on August - 27.  

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 August - 27.  

1521  Josquin Des Prez, composer, dies on this day in history.  

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

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