Historical Events for 27th August 2021

1665 – “Ye Bare and Ye Cubb” is the first play performed in North America in Acomac, Virginia
1909 – Jack Chesbro’s final Highlander game
1955 – Sandy Koufax fans 14 Reds, both teams combine for record 23 strikeouts
1972 – US bombs Haiphong, North Vietnam
1983 – Haiti adopts constitution
1984 – US President Ronald Reagan announces ‘Teacher in Space’ project
1991 – Nigerian President Ibrahim Babangida creates nine states: Abia, Enugu, Delta, Jigawa, Kebbi, Osun, Kogi, Taraba, and Yobe
2004 – In a huge upset in the men’s basketball semi final at the Athens Olympics, Argentina beats a star-studded but unsettled US team 89-81; they go on to take gold and US bronze
2004 – China’s first ever gold in Olympic Games men’s track and field; Liu Xiang wins 110m hurdles in Athens, equalling Colin Jackson’s 1993 world record time of 12.91 seconds
2014 – Medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls the international response to Ebola “irresponsible” and “slow and derisory”

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