On This Day: August 27th II Quiz Stats

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This Oakland A’s leadoff hitter breaks the modern MLB record for stolen bases in a season with his 119th of the year; he would finish the season with 130 steals (still the record).
1982
Rickey Henderson
68.6%
Tim Raines
9%
Vince Coleman
7.8%
Lou Brock
13.3%
The first in this line of regularly published books appears. The series is said to have only been outsold by the Bible, the Koran, and Chairman Mao.
1955
Guinness Book of World Records
67.1%
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
4.6%
Encyclopedia Britannica
18.7%
Poor Richard's Almanack
9.2%
This Jazz-age musical, which would later become an Oscar-winning film, closes on Broadway after 947 performances.
1977
Chicago
65.9%
La La Land
2.1%
Les Misérables
7%
All That Jazz
24.3%
This American actor, who won three Emmys for his portrayal of Jesse Pinkman on ‘Breaking Bad,’ is born.
1979
Aaron Paul
59.5%
Bryan Cranston
26.7%
Ryan Gosling
7.2%
Paul Rudd
5.6%
This country in southeastern South America achieves independence after a four-way struggle between Spain, Portugal, Brazil, and Argentina.
1828
Uruguay
55.2%
Bolivia
19%
Ecuador
6.7%
Chile
19%
En route to gold at the Athens Olympics, this country, led by NBA star Manu Ginóbili, upsets the US men’s team 89-81 in the semifinals.
2004
Argentina
41.1%
Spain
21%
Brazil
14.2%
Croatia
22.1%
In a major early battle of the American Revolution, this British general defeats Washington at the Battle of Long Island in what is now Brooklyn.
1776
William Howe
29.6%
George Cornwallis
54.6%
Benedict Arnold
6.5%
Duke of Wellington
9.2%

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