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Today in History

August 27


1859   The world's first successful oil well is tapped in Pennsylvania.

1939   First jet aircraft flight takes place.

1991   Moldova declares independence from the USSR.

2003   Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years.

Famous Birthdays:

1908   Lyndon B. Johnson (36th US President)

1970   Jim Thome (Baseball Player)

1975   Johnny Moseley (Skier)

1976   Sarah Chalke (Actress from Scrubs)

1987   Darren McFadden (NFL Football player)

1988   Alexa Vega (Actress from Spy Kid movies)

Today in History Archive:

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