Good Information in Historical past, August 27 – Good Information Community

67 years in the past right this moment, the first-ever version of the Guinness Ebook of World Information was printed. The brainchild of a South African businessman and engineer, the e book was a success in England by Christmas. Right this moment, the rise of digital media has seen the e book change into merely the Guinness World Information, however the yearly version remains to be printed—now in 100 nations and 23 languages. 53,000 information exist of their archives. READ the place the concept got here from… (1955)

The thought for a e book of information begins within the early Fifties when Sir Hugh Beaver (1890—1967), Managing Director of the Guinness Brewery, attended a capturing celebration in County Wexford. There, he and his hosts argue in regards to the quickest recreation fowl in Europe, and fail to search out a solution in any reference e book.

In 1954, recalling his capturing celebration argument, Sir Hugh has the concept for a Guinness promotion based mostly on the concept of settling pub arguments and invitations the twins Norris (1925—2004) and Ross McWhirter (1925—75) to compile a e book of details and figures.

MORE Good Information on this Day:

  • Radio Argentina first broadcast a stay present from a theater in Buenos Aires, one of many first stay radio transmissions on this planet. (1920)
  • The primary jet plane flew, the Heinkel He 178, piloted by Erich Warsitz and powered solely by turbojets (1939)
  • Negotiations between West Germany and Israel over reparations for Nazi atrocities resulted in Luxembourg, with the European nation agreeing to pay 3 billion Deutschmarks (1952)
  • Moldova declared independence from the USSR (1991)
  • Sen. Barack Obama, a senator from Illinois, grew to become the first-ever black American nominated for president by a significant celebration at its nationwide conference (2008)

31 years in the past right this moment, Pearl Jam launched their debut album Ten, which catapulted the brand new style of ‘grunge rock’ into mainstream success.

With layered harmonics and lyrics by the group’s singer-songwriter Eddie Vedder, the LP produced three hit singlesAlive, Even Move, and Jeremy.

The Seattle band reached No.2 on the Billboard album chart with their most commercially profitable LP—licensed 13× Platinum with over 13 million copies bought. READ the GNN tales sharing Pearl Jam excellent news, and WATCH David Letterman induct the band into the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame… (1991)

93 years in the past right this moment, the Kellogg-Briand Pact—or Pact of Paris, named for the place it was signed—united 60 nations underneath a global treaty “offering for the renunciation of warfare as an instrument of nationwide coverage.”

Although it finally didn’t cease wars, the pact was vital for its affect on later worldwide legislation. It was named after the American secretary of state, Frank B. Kellogg, and French International minister, Aristide Briand, who collectively drafted the pact. (1929)

Additionally, 357 years in the past right this moment, the primary American play was carried out at Fowkes Tavern in Accomack County on Virginia’s Jap Shore. Entitled Ye Naked and Ye Cubb, it was the primary time a play was produced within the English colonies in North America.

No copy of the play survives, however alongside Route 13 is posted a Virginia Historic Freeway Marker that reads, “Possible Website of Fowkes Tavern, the place the primary play in English America ‘Ye Naked and Ye Cubb,’ was carried out on August 27, 1665.”

Probably as a result of it was carried out on the Sabbath, the play ended up in court docket, charged with being blasphemous and profane by some offended critic. The second efficiency of the present really occurred in court docket, which additionally convened in Fowkes Tavern, when the choose demanded to see it. After watching the play, which was seemingly the invention of the three offending presenters—Cornelius Watkinson, Philip Howard, and William Darby—the choose threw out the case, fined the critic for frivolous waste of the court docket’s time, and declared that the present was not blasphemous, however reasonably “entertaining”. (1665)

And, 69 years in the past right this moment, the Hollywood movie Roman Vacation was launched.

Shot at iconic areas throughout Rome, the romantic comedy by Dalton Trumbo stars Gregory Peck as a reporter and (the comparatively unknown) Audrey Hepburn as a royal princess who snuck out from her boring state duties to discover the Everlasting Metropolis of Rome on her personal.

From amongst 8 Oscar nominations, Hepburn gained the Academy Award for Greatest Actress—and Trumbo’s screenplay, and the costume designer additionally gained. Roman Vacation created a boon for worldwide gross sales of Vespa scooters, beforehand solely widespread in Italy, after they had been featured all through the movie. WATCH a clip… (1953)


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