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KIU Trivia: August 27th in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

Independence Day (Moldova). It is the national day of Moldova commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence from the Soviet Union on 27 August 1991.

Russian Cinema Day. Russian filmmakers and film lovers annually celebrate Russian Cinema Day on August 27. The establishment of this holiday has a long history. The first cinema show took place in the Russian Empire on October 15, 1908. The first film that was shown was Stenka Razin. It was a 10-minute silent film about the life of a Cossack leader Stepan Razin.

What Happened Today?

1.    In 1985, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida overthrew Muhammadu Buhari in a military coup in Nigeria. Babangida took over the government after overthrowing  Buhari in a bloodless coup. Buhari is currently the President of Nigeria.

2.    In 2003, the world’s biggest battery was plugged in. The battery, which takes up about 2,000 square meters of space and weighs about 1,300 tonnes was set up to provide emergency electricity to the residents of Fairbanks in Alaska, for about 7 minutes.

3.    In 2003,  Mars made its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing 34,646,418 miles (55,758,005 km) away.


1.    1908 - Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th President of the United States of America.

2.    1956 – George Michael Mukula, commonly known as Mike Mukula, a Ugandan politician, professional pilot and businessman. He is also the former MP for Soroti Municipality and the State Minister for Health.

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