Template:On this day/August 27
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- 1814 – War of 1812: Andrew Jackson arrived in Mobile and requested the 2,500-man Tennessee militia be sent to defend against British forces at Spanish Pensacola.
- 1962 – Desegregation: Twenty-one black students began classes at nine previously all-white schools in the Escambia County School District.
- 2008 – The ACLU announced a lawsuit against the Santa Rosa County School District alleging that school officials (specifically Superintendent John Rogers and Pace High School Principal Frank Lay) had "used their government positions … to persistently and pervasively promote their personal religious beliefs in the public schools and at school events."