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AUGUST 27

1908 Frank Leahy (Nebraska-born Football Coach: Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Nebraska Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame
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1849 Edgar Allan Poe Joins the Sons of Temperance - A Society Requiring Its Members to Abstain Completely from Drinking Alcoholic Beverages Edgar Allan Poe American Authors Substance Abuse American Collection
1881 Hurricane Kills an Estimated 700 People Along the Coast of Georgia Georgia Hurricanes Death University of Georgia
1883 Indonesian Volcano, Krakatoa, Erupts Creating Tsunamis That Kill 36,000 People Krakatoa Volcanoes Tsunamis Death San Diego State University History Channel
1893 Hurricane Kills Thousands and Leaves Tens of Thousands Homeless in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina Florida Georgia South Carolina Hurricanes Death University of Georgia
1900 U.S. Army Physicians, Walter Reeds and J.C. Carroll, Begin Test to Prove Mosquitoes Transmit Yellow Fever Walter Reed Yellow Fever Library of Congress
1921 The Green Bay Packers Join the National Football League Wisconsin Football National Football League Green Bay Packers
1938 George Eyston Sets a, New Land Speed Record (345.49 mph) at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats Utah Automobiles History Channel

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