Today in History – 27 August

Today in History-27-August

1604

Guru Granth Sahib was established in the Golden Temple of Amritsar.

1776

The Americans are defeated by the British at the Battle of Long Island, New York.

1781

Haider Ali and the Britishers fought the battle of Pallilore.

1813

The Allies defeat Napoleon at the Battle of Dresden.

1870

Sharmajivi Sangha was established in Calcutta by Sashipada Banerji.

1910

Mother Teresa, [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], nobel Prize awardee and social worker, was born in Skopje, Macedonia in Yugoslavia.

1912

Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes first appears in a magazine.

1916

Italy declares war on Germany.

1952

Vigyan Mandir inaugurated at Nazafgarh Road, New Delhi.

1958

Metric system of weights and measures introduced.

1976

Major-General (Kumari) Gertude Ali Ram, the first women General in Indian Army, was appointed as the first Director of Military Nursing Services at the Army Headquarters.

1979

Lord Mountbatten is killed by an Irish terrorist bomb in his sail boat in Sligo, Ireland.

1991

Moldavia declares independence from USSR.

1993

The Rainbow Bridge, a 1,870-foot suspension bridge over Tokyo Bay, completed.

1998

India’s cricket sensation Sachin Tendulkar has an audience with the legendary Sir Don Bradman at the latter’s 90th birthday celebrations in Adelaide.

2012

First interplanetary human voice recording is broadcast from the Mars Rover Curiosity.

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