Stevie Ray Vaughan Killed in Helicopter Crash
August 27, 1990
Stevie Ray Vaughan and members of Eric Clapton‘s road crew are killed in a helicopter crash. They had just played at a concert with Clapton at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Wisconsin. The helicopter took off headed for Chicago when it crashed into a ski resort. Everyone on board was killed, which included Vaughan, pilot Jeff Brown, agent Bobby Brooks, bodyguard Nigel Browne, and tour manager Colin Smythe. It was foggy at the time of the flight and while the pilot was qualified to fly by instruments in an airplane, he was not qualified in a helicopter.
The day before the crash, Vaughan told his band members about a nightmare that he had in which he was at his own funeral and saw thousands of mourners.
World’s Shortest War
August 27, 1896
The world’s shortest recorded war occurs when the Anglo-Zanzibar War is fought between the United Kingdom and the Zanzibar Sultanate, lasting about 38 minutes. The war began after the death of the pro-British Sultan Hamad bin Thuwaini two days earlier and the subsequent succession of 29-year-old Sultan Khalid bin Barghash. Khalid was suspected of poisoning Sultan Hamad. The British authorities were opposed to Khalid and preferred Hamud bin Muhammed, who was more favourable to British interests. A treaty signed in 1886 required candidates for the sultanate to obtain permission from the British consul, and Khalid had failed to do this. The British considered this a cause for war and sent an ultimatum to Khalid demanding that he leave the palace. Khalid then called up his forces and barricaded himself inside the palace. His forces consisted of about 2,800 Zanzibaris, mostly civilians, but also included the palace guard and several hundred of his servants and slaves. The British began bombarding the palace at 09:02 along with sinking the Zanzibari royal yacht HHS Glasgow and two smaller vessels. The fighting ceased at 09:40. The sultan’s forces sustained roughly 500 casualties, with only one British injury. The British then placed Sultan Hamud in power at the head of a puppet government. Khalid escaped to German East Africa after receiving asylum from the German consulate.
August 27, 1942
The battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) is launched. In 1943 it became the only U.S. Navy ship with a bathtub; which was installed to accommodate U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt who had difficultly using a shower due to the crippling effects of his polio.
In 1943, the USS Porter accidentally launched a torpedo narrowly missing the Iowa, which happened to have Roosevelt aboard at the time.
First Play in America
August 27, 1665
The Bare and Ye Cubb is performed by three local residents in the Fowkes Tavern in Accomack County in Virginia. One critic gave it such a bad review, it resulting in their being charged with performing a play “showing forth profane.” They were forced to perform their play before the court, where the judge ruled that the play was not blasphemous due to the fact that it was entertaining and dismissed the charges. The judge then fined the critic for wasting the court’s time.
No copy of the play survives, so we may never know just how bad it was.
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Today in 1918 – Battle of Ambos Nogales: U.S. Army forces skirmish against Mexican Carrancistas and their German advisors in the only battle of World War I fought on American soil.
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