History of today

The major events of August 27 in Indian and world history are as follows:

1604 – Adi Guru Granth Sahib was replaced in the Golden Temple of Amritsar.

1776 – British forces defeat the Americans at the Battle of Long Island.

1781 – Hyder Ali fought the Battle of Pallilor against the British Army.

1783 – Jacques Charles and Les Frères Robert launch Le Globe, the world’s first hydrogen-filled balloon, in Paris.

1859 – Dorabji Tata, the founder of Tata Steel, is born in Mumbai.

1859 – The first commercially petroleum discovery in the world was in Titusville, Pennsylvania.

1869Oxford University hosts the first international boat race on the River Thames against Howard University.

1870 – Workers’ Union was established as India’s first trade union.

1881 – There were 700 deaths as a result of Hurricane Savannah near Georgia.

1896 – Anglo-Zanzibar War – the smallest war in world history (09-00 to 09-45), fought between Britain and Zanzibar.

1908Sir Donald Bradman, the world’s greatest cricketer, is born. He scored 29 centuries in 52 Tests of his career and 6996 runs at an average of 99.94.

1928 – The Kellogg-Brand Treaty of War was signed by 15 nations.

1933 – The first African Bible was introduced during a Bible festival in Bloemfontein.

1939 – The world’s first jet aircraft turbojet-powered Heinkel Hay-178 took its first flight.

1956 – Calder Hall nuclear power station in Britain connected to the national power grid which became the first commercial nuclear power station in the world to generate electricity at the industrial level.

1958 – Metric system of measurement of weights was introduced.

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