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On This Day: August 27th

This is 239th day of the year and 126 days remain in the year.

in history
1859
Edwin Drake drilled the first successful U.S. oil well near Titusville, Pa.
1883
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.
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.
August 27 BirthdaysLyndon B. Johnson1908–1973, Lyndon Baines Johnson was born in Stonewall, Tex., on Aug. 27, 1908.
Tom Fordfashion designer, film director
Theodore Dreiserwriter
C.S. Foresternovelist
Man Rayphotographer, painter,
Charles G. Dawesstatesman
Frank Leahyfootball coach



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