- 45th G7 Summit begins in Biarritz, France
- Actor Shah Rukh Khan launched heritage postal stamp of Bandra station on the completion of 150 years of the railway station.
- American e-commerce giant Amazon.com is acquiring a 49% stake in a group entity Future Coupons Ltd.
- 1975 Died : Haile Selassie (born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael), Ethiopia‘s regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974.
- 1972 Born : Jimmy Pop, American musician and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and primary songwriter of Bloodhound Gang.
27 August 1859, Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world‘s first commercially successful oil well.
About Titusville, Pennsylvania :
Titusville was a slow-growing community until the 1850s, when petroleum was discovered in the region.
Heinkel He 178 :
The Heinkel He 178 was the world‘s first aircraft to fly under turbojet power, and the first practical jet aircraft.