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 This day in History - August 27
400 Historic Events for August 27
1868

Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, composer, dies at 82

Death
1869

Karl Haushofer, soldier/geographer

Birth
1870

Amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican writer/poet

Birth
1871

Theodore Dreiser, US, novelist (Sister Carie, American Tragedy)

Birth
1874

Karl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, Nobel 1931)

Birth
1874

Johan George Schwartze, painter, dies

Death
1874

John Henry Foley, sculptor, dies

Death
1877

Lloyd Cassel Douglas, novelist

Birth
1877

Charles Stewart Rolls, British auto manufacturer (Rolls-Royce Ltd)

Birth
1878

Joseph John Richards, composer

Birth
1879

Rowland Hill, introduced postage stamps, dies at 84

Death
1881

Hurricane hits Florida and Carolinas; about 700 die

Event
1882

Jaroslav Kricka, composer

Birth
1882

Samuel Goldwyn, [Gelbfisch], film magnate (MGM)

Birth
1883

Krakatoa, west of Java, explodes with a force of 1,300 megatons

Event
1883

August Friedrich Pott, composer, dies at 76

Death
1884

Harry Antrim, Chicago IL, actor (Miracle on 34th St, Devil's Doorway)

Birth
1884

Vincent Auriol, president of France (1947-53)

Birth
1886

Eric Coates, Hucknall Nottinghamshire England, viola player/composer

Birth
1886

Rebecca Clarke, composer

Birth
1887

Wilhelm Volkmar, composer, dies at 74

Death
1890

Man Ray, US statues artist/photographer/movie (dada)

Birth
1892

NYC Metropolitan Opera House catches fire

Event
1894

Congress passes Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act, which includes a graduated income tax later struck down by the Supreme Court

Event
1894

Charles Meredith, Knoxville Pa, actor (Court of Last Resort)

Birth