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Aug 27, 1883

Krakatau explodes

Aug 28, 1996

Charles and Diana divorce

Aug 29, 2005

Hurricane Katrina slams into Gulf Coast

Aug 30, 1967

Thurgood Marshall confirmed as Supreme Court justice

Aug 31, 1980

Polish government signs accord with Gdansk shipyard workers

Sep 01, 1864

Atlanta falls to Union forces

Sep 02, 1969

First ATM opens for business



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Lead Story

Krakatau explodes, 1883

American Revolution

Howe brothers defeat Washington in Battle of Brooklyn Heights, 1776


George Eyston breaks own automobile land speed record, 1937

Civil War

The attack on Cape Hatteras begins, 1861

Cold War

Red Scare dominates American politics, 1952


NFL star Michael Vick pleads guilty in dogfighting case, 2007


Krakatoa erupts, 1883

General Interest

The Battle of Brooklyn, 1776

Mountbatten killed by IRA, 1979


Roman Holiday opens, featuring Hepburn’s first starring role, 1953


Theodore Dreiser is born, 1871


Beatles manager Brian Epstein dies, 1967

Old West

Tycoon William Ralston drowns, 1875


LBJ is born, 1908


Henderson steals his way to a record, 1982

Vietnam War

Agnew meets with President Thieu in Saigon, 1970

U.S. aircraft conduct heavy raids on Hanoi and Haiphong, 1972

World War I

Romania enters World War I, 1916

World War II

Japanese prime minister requests a summit meeting with FDR, 1941


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