August 27th What Happened on the day you were born on This day in History For Those With Birthdays or looking for specific year these years are Included on this date 1928, 1934, 1955, 1962, 1967, 1979, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1998, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, Born This Day,
U.S. 1928 U.S.A. Frank LLoyd Wright Aug. 27, 1928: Frank LLoyd Wright the celebrated architect has remarried his long time girlfriend Olga Millinoff a Montenegren Dancer in California. Find More What happened in 1928


U.S. 1934 U.S.A. Teachers in Chicago Given Back Pay Aug. 27, 1934: Teachers in Chicago have at last been given their back pay after suffering with no wages for long periods of time, 18,000 teachers were affected because Chicago did not have money to pay them and most will receive over $1,000. Many lined up at the bank from long before the bank opened to cash their checks and it is expected that local traders would see a spending spree and paying of long outstanding bills which would help to boost the local economy.

UK 1955 UK Guinness Book of World Records Aug. 27, 1955 : The "Guinness Book of World Records" compiled by student twins Norris and Ross McWhirter is published for the first time and becomes an instant success. The book was originally owned by the Guinness Brewery ( Hence The Name ) it is currently owned by ( the Jim Pattison Group ) which the same company who owns Ripley Entertainment , Inc. The Guinness Book of Records holds it's own record as the world's most sold copyrighted book.

U.S. 1962 United States Mariner 2 space probe August 27, 1962 : The American space agency NASA launch the Mariner 2 space probe from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Mariner 2 flew past Venus 3½ months later collecting radiometric temperature measurement and Interplanetary Magnetic Field measurements.



UK 1967 United Kingdom Harold Wilson Aug. 27, 1967: Harold Wilson the British Prime minister has announced a major reshuffle of his cabinet and has dropped a number of the old guard labour members to bring in new blood with fresh ideas to combat the problems of mounting unemployment and the publics disillusionment of the current labour government.

What Else Happened In 1979 Ireland Lord Louis Mountbatten Murdered Aug. 27, 1979: The second cousin of the Queen Lord Louis Mountbatten is killed when IRA terrorists detonate a 50-pound bomb on his fishing boat in Donegal Bay off Ireland's northwest coast. Three others were also killed in the attack, he was one of the most popular members of the royal family because he was fighting alongside his fellow Brits as a Commander in the British Royal navy, including commanding the HMS Kelly which was sunk early in the war, he still continued sea service taking his chances alongside his men .

Northern Ireland 1979 Northern Ireland Warrenpoint, South Down Bombing Aug. 27, 1979: Eighteen British soldiers from the Second Battalion Parachute Regiment are killed by two booby trap bomb attacks at Warrenpoint, South Down, in Northern Ireland close to the border with the Irish Republic.

UK 1989 United Kingdom Sky TV Launched Aug. 27, 1989: Rupert Murdoch who owns the Fox Television network in the United States has launched Sky TV which is received by paying subscribers via satellite dishes in England following on from his holdings in the UK newspaper market including The Times and The Sun

UK 1990 United Kingdom Trial Convicts Guinness chairman Ernest Saunders Aug. 27, 1990 : Former Guinness chairman Ernest Saunders and his three conspirators Gerald Ronson, Sir Jack Lyons and Anthony Parnes are convicted for involvement in a conspiracy to drive up the price of shares of Guinness.

Iraq 1992 Iraq No Fly Zone August 27, 1992: President George Bush has informed Iraq's President Saddamm Hussein that a no fly zone is now in place over southern Iraq , the No Fly Zone was authorized under United Nations Resolution in 1991 that demanded an end to the repression of civilians including Shiite Moslems, the no fly zone will stay in effect until international peacekeepers have confirmed or denied reports and will stay in place until it is no longer needed



Russia 1998 Russia Rouble Aug. 27, 1998: Trading on the markets in the Russian Rouble have been suspended for the third day as the Rouble has continued it's downward spriral currently trading on the unofficial market is seeing the Rouble trading at close to 15 roubles to the dollar ( just 3 weeks ago the figure was 6 roubles to the dollar ). In addition to the rouble's problems the Moscow stockmarket has lost a further 60% in just 1 week with no signs of a let up.

U.S. 2006 U.S.A. Plane Crash Kentucky Aug. 27, 2006 : A ( Delta Air Lines ) Comair CRJ-100 passenger jet carrying 50 people has crashed shortly after taking off from Lexington airport in Kentucky, killing all but one on board

2006 Ecuador Worlds Oldest Woman Dies Aug. 27, 2006 : The world’s oldest woman died on this day of complications caused by pneumonia. Maria Esther de Capovilla was 116 years old and lived in Guayaquil, Colombia. She was generally in good health and her death was unexpected. Maria Esther de Capovilla had five children, eleven grand children, twenty great-grand children, and two great-great grandchildren.

U.S. 2007 U.S.A. Aberto Gonzales Aug. 27, 2007 : After much investigation and fighting, United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced his resignation. The resignation came after accusations of abuse of power in the Bush administration over the firing of federal prosecutors that were believed to be for political reasons. He would officially leave office on September 17th.

2009 Australia New dinosaur species was discovered Aug. 27, 2009 : A new dinosaur species was discovered in Australia by paleontologists on a sheep farm in Queensland. The fossils of the dinosaur are estimated to be around 97 million years old and belong to an herbivore sauropod.

Italy 2012 Italy Italian Miners in Underground Protest
27th August, 2012 : Around one-hundred miners barricaded themselves underground with explosives in a pit in the island of Sardinia in protest of the closing of the country's only mine. If the mine was shut down they would all lose their jobs and they planned on staying underground until they get a meeting with the government.



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2013 United States Walmart to Give Same-Sex Benefits

27th August, 2013 : US retailer Wal-Mart, the largest private sector employer in the United States, stated they would begin to offer health insurance to same-sex partners of their workers. The change in policy came after the US Supreme Court ruled that the government must recognize same-sex marriages in the states that have legalized it.




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