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Historical Events In August - 27

Friday, 18 September 2020

1939  Erich Warsitz makes first jet-propelled flight (in a Heinkel He-178) on August - 27.  

1939  On this day in history erich Warsitz makes 1st jet-propelled flight (in a Heinkel He-178)  

1940  On August - 27 caproni-Campini CC-2, experimental jet plane, maiden flight (Milan)  

1941  On August - 27 shah of Iran abdicates throne to his son Reza Pahlawi  

1942  HMCS Oakville (Corvette) sinks a U-Boat in the Caribbean on August - 27.  

1942  On this day in history cuba declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy  

1943  On August - 27 otto Selz, German psychologist (In Auschwitz), dies  

1944  USS Stingray (SS-186) lands men and supplies on Luzon, Philippines to support guerilla operations against the Japanese on this day in history.  

1944  200 Halifax bombers attack oil-installations in Homburg on August - 27.  

1945  On August - 27 pacific Fleet ships enter Sagami Bay, near Tokyo, Japan.  

1945  US troops begin their occupation of Japan, following Japan's surrender to Allied forces during WWII on August - 27.  

1945  On this day in history uS troops land in Japan after Japanese surrender  

1948  102F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August on this day in history.  

1948  On this day in history oley Speaks, composer, dies at 74  

1949  Arthur Chesney, actor (Lodger, Chelsea Life), dies at 67 on August - 27.  

1950  On this day in history general Foods blacklists Jean Muir of Aldrich Family as a communist  

1950  1st transmission of a TV program from continental Europe shown on BBC on August - 27.  

1950  Cesare Pavese, Italian writer (Fuoco Grande), dies at 41 on this day in history.  

1952  On August - 27 emil Zatopek wins 12th olympics marathon (2:23:03.2)  

1953  Nicolai Berezowsky, composer, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1955  On August - 27 "Guinness Book of World Records" 1st published  

1955  On this day in history joachim Wach, philosopher/sociologist (Sociology of Religion), dies  

1956  Curt Robert of Columbus (Intl League) hits 4 HRs in 7 inning game on August - 27.  

1957  On August - 27 hickory Smoke wins Hambletonian Stakes  

1958  On this day in history clark Griffith says Senators will prob accept offer to move to Minn  

1958  Ernest O Lawrence, inventor (Cyclotron-Nobel 1939), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1959  On this day in history off Cape Canaveral, FL, USS Observation Island (EAG-154) makes first shipboard launching of a Polaris missile.  

1960  Anita Lonsbrough swims world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5) on August - 27.  

1961  Francis the Talking Mule is the mystery guest on "What's My Line" on this day in history.  

1961  On August - 27 francis the Talking Mule is mystery guest on "What's My Line"  

1962  On this day in history mariner 2 launched; first probe to fly by Venus  

1962  Mariner 2 launched; 1st probe to fly by Venus on this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history carlos Lavin, composer, dies at 79  

1963  On this day in history w E B Du Bois, scholar/founder (NAACP), dies at 95 in Accra Ghana  

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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 this day in history.  

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  On August - 27 birth of hans Leo Hassler, composer  

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

1630  Maria van Oosterwijck, Dutch flower painter was born on this day in history.  


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  Death of Pope Eugene II on August - 27.  

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  On this day in history death of chokei, Emperor of Japan (b. 1343)  

1450  Death of Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr, English politician (b. 1395) on August - 27.  

1521  On this day in history josquin Des Prez, composer, dies  

1522  On this day in history giovanni A Amadei/Amadeo, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at about 75  

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