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It happened on a… August 27

2021

Britain’s Prince Andrew served with a US federal lawsuit alleging he sexually abused a teenager 20 years ago.

2017

Former five-weight world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats MMA fighter Conor McGregor in his debut match in the 10th round in Las Vegas.

2014

“Birdman” directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and starring Michael Keaton and Zach Galifianakis premieres at the Venice Film Festival (Best Picture 2015).

1982

Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock’s mark.

1964

Walt Disney’s “Mary Poppins” directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke premieres in Los Angeles.

1955

“Guinness Book of World Records” 1st published.

1939

First flight of the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178, the world’s first jet aircraft.

1896

The shortest war in world history (09:00 to 09:45), between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar.

1859

Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well.

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