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August 27th History

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August 27th In Pop Culture History

# 1 August 27, 2011 - Last Friday Night
By Katy Perry

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.

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 Michael - Monkey

1994 - #1 Hit August 27, 1994 - December 2, 1994: Boyz II Men - I'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 Perry - Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

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

Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908)
Barbara Bach (1947)
Martha Raye (1916)
GW Bailey (1944)
Pee Wee Herman (1952)
Alexa Vega (1988)
Ma$e (1974)
Sarah Chalke (1976)
Tom Ford (1961)
Chandra Wilson (1969)

The average raindrop falls at 7mph.

A turkey can run at 20mph.

A sneeze travels out of your nose at 100mph.

Light travels 299,792,458 meters or 186282 miles per second.


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