Ajax Loader On This Day | 27 August

On this day:

1962: NASA Launches Mariner 2, the first man-made object to flyby another planet

1991: Moldova gains its Independence from the Soviet Union

2003: Mars approaches closest to the Earth since 57,617 BC

Born on this day:

1770: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher

Gone on this day:

1979: Louis Mountbatten, British naval officer and statesman, last Viceroy of India, is assassinated by an IRA bomb on his boat in Ireland at 79

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