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  • Laurens County, Georgia, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 27, 1919

    Red Summer

    Laurens County race riot

    Laurens County, Georgia, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 27, 1919

    The Laurens County, Georgia race riot was an attack on the black community by white mobs in August of 1919. In the Haynes' report, as summarized in the New York Times, it is called the Ocmulgee, Georgia race riot. On Wednesday, August 27, a black man, chosen because he seemed like the leader of the local community was lynched and on Friday morning August 29, three black churches and one community building were burnt down. He was taken from Cadwell, Georgia and killed in Ocmulgee, Georgia. The corpse of an elderly man was later pulled from the ashes of the church burnt down in Ocmulgee. The body may have belonged to Eli Cooper who was alleged to have said that "the negroes had been run over for fifty years, but this will all change in thirty days." The local white community took this to mean a call for violent revolution.




  • U.S.
    Monday Aug 27, 1951

    Anna May Wong

    The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong

    U.S.
    Monday Aug 27, 1951

    From August 27 to November 21, 1951, Wong starred in a detective series that was written specifically for her, the DuMont Television Network series The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong, in which she played the title role that used her birth name.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Aug 27, 1953

    Audrey Hepburn

    Roman Holiday

    U.S.
    Thursday Aug 27, 1953

    Hepburn had her first starring role in Roman Holiday (1953), playing Princess Ann, a European princess who escapes the reins of royalty and has a wild night out with an American newsman (Gregory Peck). The producers of the movie initially wanted Elizabeth Taylor for the role, but director William Wyler was so impressed by Hepburn's screen test that he cast her instead.




  • Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 27, 2000

    Dwayne Johnson

    SummerSlam (2000)

    Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 27, 2000

    The next month, The Rock successfully defended his title against Kurt Angle and Triple H at SummerSlam.




  • USA
    Monday Aug 27, 2001

    Shakira

    Shakira's 1st English Song

    USA
    Monday Aug 27, 2001

    Upon the success of Dónde Están los Ladrones? and MTV Unplugged, Shakira began working on an English crossover album. She learned English with the help of Gloria Estefan. She worked for over a year on new material for the album. "Whenever, Wherever", called "Suerte" in Spanish-speaking countries, was released as the first and lead single from her first English album and fifth studio album in August 2001.




  • New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 27, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    The mandatory evacuation of The New Orleans

    New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 27, 2005

    The United States Coast Guard began pre-positioning resources in a ring around the expected impact zone and activated more than 400 reservists. On August 27, it moved its personnel out of the New Orleans region prior to the mandatory evacuation.




  • Louisiana, U.S. - Alabama, U.S. - Mississippi, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 27, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    Declaring a State of Emergency

    Louisiana, U.S. - Alabama, U.S. - Mississippi, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 27, 2005

    President of the United States George W. Bush declared a state of emergency in selected regions of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi on August 27.


  • New England, North Dakota, United States
    Monday Aug 27, 2012

    Aaron Hernandez

    Five Year Contract

    New England, North Dakota, United States
    Monday Aug 27, 2012

    On August 27, 2012, the Patriots signed Hernandez to a five-year, $39.58 million contract extension that included $15.95 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $12.50 million. The $12.5 million signing bonus was the largest signing bonus ever received by an NFL tight end. His $40 million total was the second-largest contract extension ever given to a tight end, after teammate Gronkowski's $53 million. Hernandez gave $50,000 of that bonus to a charity named for the late wife of the Patriots owner. Hernandez was sidelined during the Patriots' Week 2 game against the Arizona Cardinals with a high ankle sprain and missed several weeks. On December 10, during the Monday Night Football game against the Houston Texans, Hernandez recorded eight receptions for 58 yards and two touchdowns. Hernandez's last NFL appearance was the 2012 AFC Championship game on January 20, 2013, against the Baltimore Ravens.


  • U.S.
    Monday Aug 27, 2018

    Netflix

    A deal with Harlan Coben and Gravity Falls

    U.S.
    Monday Aug 27, 2018

    On August 27, 2018, Netflix signed a five-year exclusive overall deal with international best–selling author Harlan Coben. Under the multi-million pact, Netflix will work with Coben to develop 14 existing titles and future projects. On the same day, the company inked an overall deal with Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch.


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