August 27: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
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- In 1667, the earliest recorded hurricane in the US occurred in Jamestown, Virginia.
- In 1859, the first successful oil well was drilled, near Titusville, Penn by Edwin Drake.
- In 1892, the NYC Metropolitan Opera House catches fire.
- In 1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs' publishes "Tarzan of the Apes."
- In 1948, 102 degrees F was the highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August.
- Famous Birthdays: Anna of Brandenburg, Queen of Denmark (d. 1514), Katharine McCormick, American women's rights activist (d. 1967), Lyndon B Johnson, Stonewall Tx, (D) 36th Pres (1963-1969), Mother Teresa, [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Yugoslavia (Nobel 1979), Cesar Millan, professional dog trainer
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