Cite Return to Daily IQ 1883Krakatoa!A massive volcanic eruption on the island of Krakatoa blew up most of the island and resulted in tsunamis that killed over 36,000 people. 1859 Edwin Drake drilled the first successful U.S. oil well near Titusville, Pa. 1928 The Kellogg-Briand Pact, outlawing war, was signed. 1945 U.S. troops began landing in Japan after Japan's surrender in World War II. 1962 The U.S. launched the Mariner II space probe. 2003 Mars made its closest approach to earth in 60,000 years. Yesterday Return to Daily IQ Tomorrow or choose another day: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Today's Birthday or select month and date: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Year by Year: 1900?2014 or enter a year: Enter a year: TrendingHere are the facts and trivia that people are buzzing about. August 2021 Current Events: US News Record Highest Temperatures by State The Megacities of Africa The Mongol Empire The Real World Destinations of Greek Mythology The Most and Least Religious Countries ?