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27 August

413BC – Sicily – Luna eclipse observed. http://www.phenomena.org.uk

663 – Korea – Battle of Baekgang began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baekgang

827 – Rome – Pope Eugene II died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Eugene_II

1382 – Russia – Siege of Russia ended (Tatar Yoke). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Moscow_(1382)

1590 – Rome – Pope Sixtus V died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Sixtus_V

1593 – France – Attempted assassination of Henry IV. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Barri%C3%A8re

1689 – Russia – Treaty of Nerchinsk signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Nerchinsk

1743 – GB – Henry Pelham became Prime Minister (Whig). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/henry-pelham

1776 – USA – Battle of Long Island (American Revolutionary War). http://www.britishbattles.com/long-island.htm

1798 – Ireland – Battle of Castlebar (Irish Rebellion). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Castlebar

1810 – Isle de France – Battle of Grand Port ended (Napoleonic Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Grand_Port

1813 – Saxony – Battle of Dresden ended (War of Sixth Coalition). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dresden

1832 – USA – Black Hawk War ended (American Indian Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Hawk_War

1840 – UK – Foundation stone of new Palace of Westminster, London laid. http://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/building/palace/architecture/palacestructure/rebuilding-palace/

1859 – USA – Petroleum found in Titusville, Pennsylvania. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_oil_rush


1883 – Indonesia – Main eruption of Krakatoa. https://youtu.be/MrEIT66oPqU WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://www.livescience.com/28186-krakatoa.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1883_eruption_of_Krakatoa


1893 – USA – Sea Islands Hurricane struck Georgia. https://youtu.be/gjhlqsWY2jc WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1893_Sea_Islands_hurricane

1896 – Zanzibar – Anglo-Zanzibar War. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Zanzibar_War

1904 – USA – Earthquake measuring 7.3Mw, epicentre in Fairbanks, Alaska. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/states/events/1904_08_27.php

1914 – France – Battle of Étreux (WWI). http://www.britishbattles.com/firstww/battle-of-etreux.htm

1916 – Romania – Declared war against Austria-Hungary (WWI).

1918 – USA/Mexico – Battle of Ambos Nogales (Mexican Revolution/WWI). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ambos_Nogales

1923 – UK – Air Union (France) plane crashed near East Malling, Kent, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19230827-0


1927 – Canada – The Famous Five petitioned against British North American Act. https://youtu.be/if_pyx5dm9Y https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Famous_Five_(Canada)

1928 – Germany/France/USA – Kellogg-Briand Pact signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kellogg%E2%80%93Briand_Pact

1933 – South Africa – Afrikaans Bible introduced at Bible Festival in Bloemfontein. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible_translations_into_Afrikaans#1933.2C_1953_South_African_Bible_Society

1941 – Colombia – Fuerza Aérea Colombiana plane crashed near Tarapaca, 16 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19410827-0

1942 – Poland – Sarny Massacre began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarny_Massacre

1942 – Germany – British bombers attacked Kassel (WWII).

1942 – Germany – Soviet bombers attacked Königsberg (WWII).

http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – Crete – Razing of Vorizia (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Razing_of_Vorizia

1943 – Brazil – VASP plane crashed near Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ, 18 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430827-0

1943 – USA – USAAF plane crashed near Garland, NC, 4killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430827-1

1943 – Solomon Islands – US Navy plane crashed at Guadalcanal Airport, 1 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430827-2

1943 – Denmark – AB Aerotransport plane crashed near Hirsthals, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430827-3

1943 – Papua New Guinea – USAAF plane crashed near Winima, 7 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430827-4

1944 – Burma – Second Chindit Expedition ended (WWII). http://www.chindits.info/Thursday/SpecialForce.htm

1944 – France – USAAF plane crashed at Colleville-sur-Mer, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440827-1

1949 – Democratic Republic of Congo – Sabena plane crashed at Léopoldville, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490827-0

1959 – USA – Summer III Pan American Games began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1959_Pan_American_Games


1962 – USA – Mariner 2 launched. https://youtu.be/RCEugP5l-yU http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_964.html

1979 – Ireland – IRA bomb killed Lord Mountbatten on his boat. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/27/newsid_2511000/2511545.stm

1979 – Ireland – IRA bomb exploded at Warrenpoint, 18 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/27/newsid_3891000/3891055.stm


1980 – USA – Harvey’s Resort Hotel Bombing ended. https://youtu.be/Kga1je3WO3A  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/news/stories/2009/august/a-byte-out-of-history-harveys-casino-bomb/harvey_082609

1991 – Moldova – Declaration of Independence from USSR.


1993 – Japan – The Rainbow Bridge completed. http://youtu.be/P5vN5HhAEFs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Bridge_(Tokyo)

2000 – Russia – Fire at Ostankino Tower, Moscow, 3 killed. http://www.nytimes.com/2000/08/29/world/russians-put-out-the-fire-in-gigantic-broadcast-tower.html

2006 – USA – Delta Connection Flight 5191 crashed at Lexington-Blue Grass Airport, KY, 49 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20060827-0

2009 – Myanmar – Kokang Incident began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Kokang_incident

2011 – USA – Hurricane Irene made landfall in North Carolina. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Irene

2012 – El Salvador – Earthquake measuring 7.3Mw.

York

1537 – Lord Hussey was executed at Tyburn Gallows. http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf

1789 – Prince of Wales attended dinner at Mansion House.