August 27th

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The August 27 is the 239th day of the Gregorian calendar (240th in leap years ), thus remain 126 days by year end.

Historic anniversaries
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Politics and world events

479 BC BC: Battle of Platää
1105: The third battle of Ramla
1728: Diomedes Islands
1832: Chief Black Hawk
1896: Destroyed building after the British-Zanzibarian War
  • 1896: In the British-Zanzibar War , which is considered to be the shortest war in world history, the British secure their rule over Zanzibar .
1910: Clara Zetkin (left) with Rosa Luxemburg


1924: LZ 126 landing

science and technology

1783: Destruction of
the balloon near Gonesse
1930: Diablo Dam
  • 1930: In the US state of Washington , the Diablo Dam, the world's highest dam wall at that time, is inaugurated.
1939: The Heinkel He 178



1824: Woyzeck's execution on the market square in Leipzig


  • 1883: The Krakatau volcano in Indonesia emits the most powerful of several eruptions since the previous day. At least 36,000 people died as a result of the eruption, tidal waves ( tsunamis ) and pyroclastic currents .
  • 1955: All of Central Europe is hit by severe storms . In Germany, at least 12 people are killed in very intense thunderstorms. In northern Germany 40 farms are destroyed by lightning, and many other buildings are badly damaged. In Schleswig-Holstein alone, more than 100 head of cattle are killed by lightning in the pastures. The fire damage in northern Germany is over five million DM.
  • 1993: When the Gouhou Dam broke in Gonghe County in the Chinese province of Qinghai , the tidal wave kills at least 240 people and makes around 3,000 Chinese homeless.
2005: Hurricane Katrina
  • 2005: Due to the approaching Hurricane Katrina , a state of emergency is declared in the US states of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Disaster .


1820: The Zugspitze

Entries of track and field world records can be found under the respective discipline under track and field .


Before the 17th century

17th century

18th century

19th century



20th century






Before the 16th century

16th to 18th century

19th century

20th century



21st century

Holidays and memorial days

The list of days of remembrance and action contains further entries .

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