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.