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AUGUST 27

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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1944 Mohamed Joosub (India-born South African Trader, Philanthropist) Indian Business Leaders South African Business Leaders Economics Philanthropy South African History
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1758 British-Colonial Forces Capture and Raze Canadian Fort Frontenac Canada Great Britain Colonial America Forts French and Indian War Osprey Publishing
1840 Missouri Merchant, Henry Connelly, Completes a Two-Year Expedition to Create the Chihuahua Trade Route Between Mexico and the U.S. Mexico Missouri Pioneers and Explorers International Trade Texas State Historical Association
1859 Edwin Drake Drills the First Successful Oil Well: 69.5' in Titusville, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Business & Economics Historic Firsts Technology and Society History Channel
1861 Union Ships Secure Cape Hatteras, North Carolina North Carolina Naval Military History American Civil War National Park Service History Channel
1862 Confederate Troops Capture the Federal Supply Depot at Manassas Junction Taking Over 300 Prisoners Manassas, Virginia Battle of Second Bull Run U.S. Army
1889 Charles G. Conn Receives Patent for Metal Clarinet Music Musical Instruments Patents & Trademarks USPTO
1894 The U.S. Congress Passes the First Graduated Income Tax as Part of the Wilson-Gormann Tariff U.S. Congress Taxes Historic Firsts History Channel
1900 Britain's First Long Distance Bus Service Begins between London and Leeds (2 Days) Great Britain Transportation Historic Firsts Historic UK

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