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On This Day August 27

On This Day in history:

1883-Krakatoa, an Indonesian volcano, erupts in one of the most violent volcanic events of modern times.

1896- England wins the shortest war in world history (38 minutes) over Zanzibar.

1912- Edgar Rice Burroughs publishes "Tarzan."

1927- Parks College, America's oldest aviation school, opens.

1939- First jet aircraft flight.

1967- Brian Epstein, The Beatles' manager, dies.

1978- Joe Morgan hits 200th home run to become the first baseball player in history with 200 homeruns and 500 stolen bases.

1984- U.S. President, Ronald Reagan, announces the "Teacher in Space" project.

1998- J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" is published in the U.S.

2003- Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in over 50,000 years.

 
 
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