Historical Events for 27th August 2019

1813 – Battle of Dresden; Napoleon defeats Austrians
1869 – 1st international boat race (River Thames, Oxford beats Harvard)
1894 – Congress passes Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act, which includes a graduated income tax later struck down by the Supreme Court
1944 – 200 RAF Halifax bombers attack oil installations in Hamburg
1977 – “Chicago” closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 947 performances
1978 – Gerrie Knetemann becomes world cyclist champion
1981 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1983 – US performs nuclear test
1986 – 38th Emmy Awards presentation – “The Golden Girls” and “Cagney and Lacey” dominate
1991 – Moldavia declares independence from USSR

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