Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This was 239th day of the year and 126 days remained in the year.


August 27 Birthdays

Lyndon B. Johnson
1908–1973, Lyndon Baines Johnson was born in Stonewall, Tex., on Aug. 27, 1908.

Charles G. Dawes
statesman (1865)

Theodore Dreiser
writer (1871)

Man Ray
photographer, painter, (1890)

C.S. Forester
novelist (1899)

Frank Leahy
football coach (1908)

Tom Ford
fashion designer, film director (1961)

August 27 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.

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