August 27 in Pop Culture History

August 27 in Pop Culture History

410 – The sacking of Rome by the Visigoths ended after three days.

1813 – French Emperor Napoleon I defeated a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden.

1859 – Petroleum was discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well.

1893 – Sea Islands Hurricane, Georgia, South Carolina.

1896 – The  Shortest War in recorded history was the Anglo-Zanzibar War. The conflict lasted between 38 and 45 minutes. Zanzibar lost.

1939 – First flight of the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178, the world’s first jet aircraft, in Germany.

1955 – The first copy of the Guinness Book of Records was issued.

1962 – The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission was launched to Venus by NASA.

1967 – Beatles maganger Brian Epstein died of an accidental Carbitral overdose.

1988 – #1 Hit August 27, 1988 – September 9, 1988: George MichaelMonkey

1994 – #1 Hit August 27, 1994 – December 2, 1994: Boyz II MenI’ll Make Love To You

2003 – The first 6-party talks, involving South and North Korea, the United States, China, Japan and Russia, convened to find a resolution to the security concerns as a result of the North Korean nuclear weapons program.

2003 – Mars made its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing just 34,646,418 miles away.

2011 – #1 Hit August 27, 2011 – September 9, 2011: Katy PerryLast Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

2011 (Hurricane) Irene struck the United States east coast, killing 47 people.

 

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