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Historical Events In August - 27

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1939  On August - 27 erich Warsitz makes first jet-propelled flight (in a Heinkel He-178)  

1939  Erich Warsitz makes 1st jet-propelled flight (in a Heinkel He-178) on this day in history.  

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 August - 27 cuba declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy  

1943  Otto Selz, German psychologist (In Auschwitz), dies on this day in history.  

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  On August - 27 200 Halifax bombers attack oil-installations in Homburg  

1945  Pacific Fleet ships enter Sagami Bay, near Tokyo, Japan on this day in history.  

1945  US troops begin their occupation of Japan, following Japan's surrender to Allied forces during WWII on this day in history.  

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 August - 27.  

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

1949  On August - 27 arthur Chesney, actor (Lodger, Chelsea Life), dies at 67  

1950  General Foods blacklists Jean Muir of Aldrich Family as a communist on August - 27.  

1950  On this day in history 1st transmission of a TV program from continental Europe shown on BBC  

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  On this day in history nicolai Berezowsky, composer, dies at 53  

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

1955  On August - 27 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 this day in history hickory Smoke wins Hambletonian Stakes  

1958  Clark Griffith says Senators will prob accept offer to move to Minn on this day in history.  

1958  Ernest O Lawrence, inventor (Cyclotron-Nobel 1939), dies at 57 on August - 27.  

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

1960  On August - 27 anita Lonsbrough swims world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5)  

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  Mariner 2 launched; first probe to fly by Venus on August - 27.  

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  W E B Du Bois, scholar/founder (NAACP), dies at 95 in Accra Ghana 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  George von Saksen-Meissen, German potester of Frisia was born on August - 27.  

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  On August - 27 birth of simon Besler, composer  

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


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 this day in history.  

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

1312  Death of Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1262) on this day in history.  

1394  Death of Chokei, Emperor of Japan (b. 1343) on this day in history.  

1450  On August - 27 death of reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr, English politician (b. 1395)  

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

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

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