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Daily Calendar for Sunday, August 27, 2023

Died

  • Tomas Luis de Victoria (composer) –
  • W.E.B. Du Bois (founder of the Niagara Movement, which eventually merged with the NAACP) –
  • Gracie Allen (actress & comedienne) –
  • Brian Epstein (manager of The Beatles) –
  • Margaret Bourke-White (American photographer) –
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan (blues musician) –

Born

  • Giuseppe Peano (mathematician) –
  • Theodore Dreiser (author) –
  • Carl Bosch (chemist) –
  • Katharine McCormick (women’s rights activist) –
  • Lyndon B. Johnson (36th U.S. president) –
  • Lester Young (jazz musician) –
  • Tom Ford (fashion designer) –
  • Chandra Wilson (actress) –
  • Sarah Chalke (actress) –
  • Aaron Paul (actor) –
  • Alexa Vega (actress who starred as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids movie series) –

Events

  • The first English theatrical performance in the American colonies was held–
  • Town of York in Upper Canada founded (renamed Toronto in 1834)–
  • Edwin L Drake drilled the first oil well in Titusville, Pennsylvania, the beginning of the commercial development of the American petroleum industry–
  • Charles Gerard Conn received a patent for an all metal clarinet–
  • First autogiro loop-the-loop performed in public, in Cleveland, Ohio–
  • Largest trade at the time in NBA history, 11 players, 3 teams–

Weather

  • Sea Islands Hurricane hit near Savannah, Georgia–
  • The temperature in Buffalo, New York, reached 99 degrees F–
  • Hurricane Cleo battered southern Florida–
  • Thunderstorms in North Dakota dropped 6 inches of rain on the town of Linton in 1 hour–

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