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Total Eclipse of the Sun: 1840 August 27
http://astro.ukho.gov.uk/eclipse/0411840/

The first recorded observation of a Bishop's Ring was after the Krakatoa eruption of August 27, 1883.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishop%27s_Ring



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Volturnalia is the Roman festival on August 27 dedicated to Volturnus, 'god of the waters'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volturnalia



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The Battle of Plataea in 479 BC was the final land battle during the second Persian invasion of Greece. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50571748/battle-of-plataea/

Peloponnesian War: The 413 BCE lunar eclipse caused panic in Athens' fleet
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44667536/413-bce-lunar-eclipse/

The Anglo-Zanzibar War was fought on 27 August 1896. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Zanzibar_War



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Gallium was discovered spectroscopically by Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran in 1875 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallium#History

Operation Argus was a series of nuclear weapons tests and missile tests secretly conducted during August and September 1958
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Argus

The Calder Hall nuclear power station was first connection to the grid was on 27 August 1956
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44667345/calder-hall-nuclear-power-station/



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The foundation stone of Glashütte Observatory was set on 27 August 1906.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glash%C3%BCtte_Observatory

The SommersBausch Observatory was dedicated on August 27, 1953
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sommers%E2%80%93Bausch_Observatory

The Mingo Creek Park Observatory was dedicated on August 27, 2005
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amateur_Astronomers_Association_of_Pittsburgh#Mingo_Creek_Park_Observatory



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The Manned Spacecraft Centre was renamed in honour of Lyndon Johnson, with dedication ceremonies on August 27, 1973
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon_B._Johnson_Space_Center

The first flight of the Heinkel He 178 was in 1939
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44667207/heinkel-he-178/



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Mariner 2, a space probe to Venus, was launched in 1962.

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Marcopolo 1, Sirius W, originally Sirius 1, was launched on 27 August 1989. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thor_%28satellite%29#Marcopolo_1_.28Sirius_1.2FSirius_W.29

STS-51-I was launched from Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, on August 27, 1985
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-51-I



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Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev (born August 27, 1958) is a Russian cosmonaut 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Krikalev

Yury Vasilyevich Malyshev (August 27, 1941 - November 8, 1999) was Commander of Soyuz T-2 and Soyuz T-11
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yury_Vasilyevich_Malyshev

Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr. (August 27, 1915 - November 4, 2011) was an American physicist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Foster_Ramsey,_Jr.

Giuseppe Peano (27 August 1858 - 20 April 1932) was an Italian mathematician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guiseppe_Peano

Carl Bosch (27 August 1874 - 26 April 1940) was a German chemist and engineer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Bosch#Legacy

Kenneth Charles Freeman (born 27 August 1940) is an Australian astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Freeman_(astronomer)

Audrey C. Delsanti (born 27 August 1976) is a French astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audrey_C._Delsanti

Johann Jakob Huber (27 August 1733 - 21 August 1798) was a Swiss astronomer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Jakob_Huber

Ferdinand Augustin Haller von Hallerstein (27 August 1703 - 29 October 1774) was a Jesuit missionary in China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_Augustin_Hallerstein

Edmund Neison (27 August 1849 - 1940) set up an observatory in Durban, Natal Province.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Neville_Nevill



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Mary Poppins premiered in Los Angeles on August 27, 1964
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Poppins_(film)

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Google Sky was created on August 27, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Sky



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NGC 113 was discovered by German astronomer Wilhelm Tempel on the 27th August 1876.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58411435/ngc-113/

M110 (NGC 205) was independently discovered by Caroline Herschel on August 27, 1783.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t8322343/messier-110/

NGC 721 was discovered by German astronomer Heinrich Louis d'Arrest on the 27th August 1862.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58411429/ngc-721/

NGC 7363 was discovered by German astronomer Heinrich Louis d'Arrest on the 27th August 1865.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58411422/ngc-7363/



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