Saturday, August 27, 2011

August 27th

1922: The Turkish army takes the Aegean city of Afyonkarahisar from the Greeks... then returns it in exchange for a city that's not impossible to pronounce.

1985: The Nigerian government is peacefully overthrown by Major General Ibrahim Babangida. But a few days later, he kills everyone just to be safe.

2003: Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, takes one look at the Mets, and reverses orbit.


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