Events of the day in History
1st hydrogen balloon flight (unmanned); reaches 900 m altitude (AZADI KE PANKH CREATIONS )
27th Aug. 1783
August 27, 1783 Flightof Le Globe, an unmanned experimental hydrogen-balloon, in Paris (built by Professor Charles and the Robert brothers). It flies 25 km (16 mi) from Paris to Gonesse and is destroyed by frightened peasants.