Today in History, English
Today in History, English

97261August 27Event1991 – Moldova declares independence from the USSR.
97262August 27Event1993 – The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo's Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed.
97263August 27Event2003 – Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing 34,646,418 miles (55,758,005 km) distant.
97264August 27Event2003 – The first six-party talks, involving South and North Korea, the United States, China, Japan and Russia, convene to find a peaceful resolution to the security concerns as a result of the North Korean nuclear weapons program.
97265August 27Event2006 – Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.
97266August 27Event2009 – Internal conflict in Burma: The Burmese military junta and ethnic armies begin three days of violent clashes in the Kokang Special Region.
97267August 27Event2011 – Hurricane Irene strikes the United States east coast, killing 47 and causing an estimated $15.6 billion in damage.
97268August 27Event2013 – The riots between two religious communities started at Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India.
97269August 27Birth1407 – Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (d. 1425)
97270August 27Birth1471 – George, Duke of Saxony (d. 1539)
97271August 27Birth1487 – Anna of Brandenburg (d. 1514)
97272August 27Birth1637 – Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, English politician, 2nd Proprietor of Maryland (d. 1715)
97273August 27Birth1665 – John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician (d. 1751)
97274August 27Birth1669 – Anne Marie d'Orléans, French wife of Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (d. 1728)
97275August 27Birth1677 – Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian general (d. 1748)
97276August 27Birth1724 – John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-American pastor, planter, and politician (d. 1781)
97277August 27Birth1730 – Johann Georg Hamann, German philosopher and author (d. 1788)
97278August 27Birth1770 – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher and academic (d. 1831)
97279August 27Birth1803 – Edward Beecher, American minister and theologian (d. 1895)
97280August 27Birth1809 – Hannibal Hamlin, American publisher and politician, 15th Vice President of the United States (d. 1891)
97281August 27Birth1812 – Bertalan Szemere, Hungarian poet and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1869)
97282August 27Birth1845 – Ödön Lechner, Hungarian architect, designed the Museum of Applied Arts and the Church of St. Elisabeth (d. 1914)
97283August 27Birth1845 – Friedrich Martens, Estonian-Russian historian, lawyer, and diplomat (d. 1909)
97284August 27Birth1856 – Ivan Franko, Ukrainian author and poet (d. 1916)
97285August 27Birth1858 – Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1932)
97286August 27Birth1864 – Hermann Weingärtner, German gymnast (d. 1919)
97287August 27Birth1865 – James Henry Breasted, American archaeologist and historian (d. 1935)
97288August 27Birth1865 – Charles G. Dawes, American general and politician, 30th Vice President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1951)
97289August 27Birth1868 – Hong Beom-do, Korean general and activist (d. 1943)
97290August 27Birth1870 – Amado Nervo, Mexican journalist, poet, and diplomat (d. 1919)

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