Thursday, 27 August 2020

On THis Day - August 27


1883 - Krakatoa volcano, west of Java in Indonesia, erupts with a force of 1,300 megatons and kills approximately 40,000 people.

1950  -  1st transmission of a TV programme from continental Europe shown on BBC

1965 - The Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley

2008- Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States

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