Monday, August 27, 2012

TODAY IN HISTORY

AUGUST 27


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.

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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