Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/August 27

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This is a list of selected August 27 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

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Blurb Reason
Independence Day in Moldova (1991) too detailed
1689 – The Tsardom of Russia and Qing China signed the Treaty of Nerchinsk, the first treaty between the two nations. unreferenced sections
1893 – The Sea Islands hurricane made landfall near Savannah, Georgia, U.S., causing at least 1,000 deaths. refimprove
1918Border War: United States Army troops engaged the Carrancistas garrison in the Battle of Ambos Nogales; because the latter had the assistance of German military advisers, it was also the only battle of World War I fought on U.S. soil. refimprove section
1922Turkish forces re-captured Afyon, the first victory of their counterattack during the Greco-Turkish War. unreferenced section
1939 – Flown by German test pilot Erich Warsitz, experimental jet plane Heinkel He 178 became the world's first aircraft to fly under turbojet power. refimprove section
1957 – The Constitution of Malaya came into force, three days before the Federation of Malaya achieved formal independence from the United Kingdom. unreferenced section
1964South Vietnamese junta leader Nguyễn Khánh entered into a triumvirate power-sharing arrangement with rival generals Trần Thiện Khiêm and Dương Văn Minh, who had both been involved in plots to unseat Khánh. Dương: refimprove section
1985 – The Nigerian government of Muhammadu Buhari was overthrown by Ibrahim Babangida. refimprove; Buhari appears on December 31
1991Dissolution of the Soviet Union: Moldova declared its independence during the aftermath of the failure of the Soviet coup d'état attempt. too detailed
2000Moscow's Ostankino Tower caught fire, killing four people and disrupting television and radio signals around the city. unreferenced section
2013Religious violence between Hindus and Muslims erupted in Muzaffarnagar district, Uttar Pradesh, India, leaving 62 people dead. outdated



August 27

Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stevie Ray Vaughan

Josquin des Prez (d. 1521) · Rebecca Clarke (b. 1886) · Shi Jianqiao (d. 1979)

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