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  1. On August 27 1896 a 38 minute war occurred. A new sultan had claimed the throne in British controlled Zanzibar and was anti-British. The British told him to step down and when he didn't the British bombarded his palace until the Sultan surrendered 38 minutes later which ended the war.

  2. Mother Teresa considered the day of her baptism to be her true birthday - August 27, 1910.

  3. On the 22nd of August 1914, 27,000 Frenchmen lost their lives attacking the Germans. It is the bloodiest day in French history.

  4. On August 27, 1891 Sherrington married Ethel Mary Wright.

  5. William Du Bois died on August 27, 1963, at the age of 95. The next day Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I have a dream" speech.

  6. Monster Mash By Bobby Pickett was released in August 1962. It was the #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on October 20–27, 1962, because of this it became a seasonal song during the Halloween.

  7. The Anglo-Zanzibar War (August 27, 1896) is the shortest war in recorded history. The war, which was between the United Kingdom and the Zanzibar Sultanate, lasted only 38 minutes.

  8. Hughes died on August 27, 1948 at the age of eighty-six in Osterville, Massachusetts. He was buried in New York City.

  9. The world's first hydrogen filled balloon (unmanned), launched from Paris on August 27, 1783, landed in Gonesse, France, where the reportedly terrified local peasants destroyed it with pitchforks.

  10. Washington arrived from Manhattan on the morning of August 27 to observe the battle and realize that Howe had outflanked his army.

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The shortest war ever fought was between Britain and Zanzibar on August 27, 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes

During the Battle of the Frontiers, the first major battle between French and German armies in WW1, over 27,000 French Soldiers were killed in a single day (August 22, 1914). More French soldiers died on that day than during the entire 8 year Algerian War (1954-62)

A referendum on prohibition of alcohol was held in Sweden on 27 August 1922, and ended in 50.8% voting against the change.

The Walter Reed Army Medical Center has been defunct since August 27, 2011.

The oldest cockatoo in the world (born June 30, 1933) died at the age of 83 on August 27, 2016.

The Legend of Zelda, the first game of the series, was first released in Japan on February 21, 1986, on the Famicom Disk System. A cartridge version, using battery-backed memory, was released in the United States on August 22, 1987, and Europe on November 27, 1987.

The Mars hoax was a hoax circulated by e-mail that began in 2002, that claimed that Mars would look as large as the full Moon to the naked eye on August 27, 2003 , and next will be in 2287

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The single deadliest day in French military history was August 22, 1914. Over 27,000 French soldiers were killed that day, accounting for 2% of all French soldiers killed in World War I

On 27 August 1883, a volcano on the island of Krakatoa erupted with a sound so loud that it could be heard 3000 miles away.

I Am a Teacher: Super Mario Sweater is a Family Computer Disk System game released on August 27, 1986 only in Japan. It is a sewing simulator. Players input their measurement sizes and design sweaters, adding pictures of famous characters such as Mario, Luigi, Peach and Bowser in the process.

On August 27, 1928, in Paris, representatives of fifteen nations signed an agreement outlawing war among which Germany, Italy, and Japan were all signatories.

The longest interval between the births of twins was a period of 87 days in Kilkenny, Ireland. Amy Elliot was born on June 1, and her sister Kate was born 12 weeks later on August 27.

The shortest battle in history was 38 minutes long, and it was fought between the U.K. and the Zanzibar Sultanate on the 27 of August, 1896. While only 1 British soldier was injured, around 500 of the sultan's men died.