August 27 in History – What happened on 27 August in Past

27 August - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on August 27, the day number in a year is 239 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 240. August 27 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

August 27 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1604Sri Harimandir Sahib Golden Temple in Amritsar) Gurugranth Sahib was established.
1776British forces led by William Howe defeated the American Continental Army under George Washington at the Battle of Long Island,the largest battle of the American Revolutionary War.
1776The British Army defeated the Americans at the Battle of Long Island.
1781Hyder Ali fought the Battle of Pallilor against the British Army.
1783Jacques Charles and Les Frères Robert launched the world's first hydrogen-filled balloon, Le Globe, in Paris.
1799Second Coalition War: Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland - Britain and Russia, had sent an expedition to the Batavian Republic.
1810Napoleonic Wars-The French Navy defeated the Royal Navy,preventing them from taking the harbour of Grand Port on Île de laPasse.
1832Black Hawk, leader of the Sauk tribe of Native Americans,surrendered to US authorities, ending the Black Hawk War.
1859Edwin Drake successfully drilled for oil in Titusville,Pennsylvania, US, resulting in the Pennsylvania oil rush and the birthof the modern oil industry.
1859Dorabji Tata, who laid the foundation of Tata Steel, was born in Mumbai.
1859First oil by Edwin Drake came out near Titusville Penn.
1869The University of Oxford organized the first international boat race on the River Thames against Howard University.
1881The Atlantic's fifth hurricane in Florida and Karolins killed about 700 people.
1896The United Kingdom and Zanzibar went to war, with Zanzibarsurrendering less than an hour after the conflict broke out.
1908Sir Donald Bradman, the world's greatest cricketer, was born. He scored 29 centuries in 52 Tests of his career and 6996 runs at an average of 99.94.
1922Turkish forces re-captured Afyon, the first victory of theircounterattack during the Greco-Turkish War.
1927Five Canadian women filed a petition to ask the Supreme Courtof Canada, 'Does the word 'Persons' in Section 24 of the British NorthAmerica Act, 1867, include female persons,' to which the courteventually replied that it does not.
1928Over sixty nations signed the Kellogg–Briand Pact, renouncingwar as an instrument of national policy.
1939The world's first jet fuel jet made its first flight from Germany.
1955Norris and Ross Mcwhirter’s The 'Guinness Book of World Records' is published for the first time and is instantly successful. The book was originally owned by the Guinness Brewery and is currently the property of the Jim Pattison Group, which is the same company who owns Ripley Entertainment, Inc.
1957The Constitution of Malaya came into force, three days beforethe Federation of Malaya achieved formal independence from the UnitedKingdom.
1958The metric system of measurement of weights was introduced.
1962The Mariner 2 space probe has been launched by the American space agency from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
1964South Vietnamese junta leader Nguy?n Khánh entered into atriumvirate power-sharing arrangement with rival generals Tr?n Thi?nKhiêm and Duong Van Minh, who had both been involved in plots tounseat Khánh.
1967East Coast Wrestling Association was established.
1972Indian professional wrestler and lifter Dalip Singh Rana aka Great Khali was born.
1976Major General G Ali Ram, the first woman general of the Indian Armed Forces, was appointed director of the Military Nursing Service.
1979In two separate attacks, IRA bombs killed 18 British soldiersnear Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland, and British admiral LouisMountbatten and three others in County Sligo, Ireland.
1990The US expelled 36 of the 55 employees of the Iraqi Embassy in Washington.
1991Dissolution of the Soviet Union-Moldova declared itsindependence during the aftermath of the failure of the Soviet coupd'état attempt.
1992President George Bush has notified the no fly zone that was approved under a United Nations Resolution to Iraq’s President Saddamm Hussein.
1999Sonali Banerjee became India's first female Marine Engineer.
2000Moscow's Ostankino Tower caught fire, killing three people anddisrupting television and radio signals around the city.
2003The first round of six-party talks to find a peacefulresolution to the security concerns as a result of the North Koreannuclear weapons program opened.
2003The planet Mars made its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years-55,758,006 kilometres (34,646,419 mi).
2003Mars reached the nearest Earth after a gap of 60 thousand years.
2005Muhammad Deif, the Hamas leader who heads Israel's most wanted list, releases a video taunting Israel.
2006Renowned Indian director, producer and screenwriter Hrishikesh Mukherjee passed away.
2007Pakistan and Bangladesh decline accusations by India, about the terrorist act in the Hyderabad that killed 42 and injured over 60, was not the fault of the terrorist organizations in their country.
2009Michael Perham breaks record, as he becomes the youngest person to finish a solo circumnavigation of the world by sailboat, shattering the last record by two months.
2010Indian Police kill Umakanta Mahato, a top Maoist guerilla who is also a suspect in the Gyaneshwari Express train derailment.
2011Many people dead at the Abu Salim Hospital in Tripoli, which had been evacuated because of the heavy gunfire it faced earlier in the week.
2012The Mars Rover Curiosity makes public the first audio recording of a human voice from another planet. NASA administrator, Charles Bolden’s message is transmitted to earth alongside new images of Mars.
2013The conflicts between two religious communities commenced at Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India.



Famous Birthdays of August 27:

YearName / Profession / Country
1953Peter Stormare / Actor / Sweden
1979Rusty Smith / Speed Skater / United States of America
1908Don Bradman / Cricketer / Australia
1979Sarah Neufeld / Violinist / Canada
1973Dietmar Hamann / Footballer / Germany
1926Kristen Nygaard / Academic / Norway
1944Tim Bogert / Singer / United States of America
1916Martha Raye / Actress / United States of America
1950Edmund Weiner / Author / United Kingdom
1936Joel Kovel / Author / United States of America
1947John Morrison / Politician / New Zealand
1870Amado Nervo / Poet / Mexico
1972Jimmy Pop / Writer / United States of America
1968Matthew Ridge / Rugby Player / New Zealand
1981Alessandro Gamberini / Footballer / Italy
1884Vincent Auriol / Politician / France
1985Kevan Hurst / Footballer / United Kingdom
1981Maxwell Cabelino Andrade / Footballer / Brazil
1983Joanna McGilchrist / Rugby Player / United Kingdom
1975Mark Rudan / Footballer / Australia
1931Joe Cunningham / Baseball Player / United States of America
1886Rebecca Clarke / Composer / United Kingdom
1812Bertalan Szemere / Politician / Hungary
1915Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. / Academic / United States of America
1896Kenji Miyazawa / Poet / Japan
1953Tom Berryhill / Politician / United States of America
1868Hong Beom-do / General / Korean
1974José Vidro / Baseball Player / United States of America
1993Sarah Hecken / Skater / Germany
1916Gordon Bashford / Engineer / United Kingdom

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