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Across the globe, diverse cultures and communities find reasons to celebrate, often with holidays that bring people together for a common purpose or shared joy. August 27th may seem like any other day on the calendar, but it holds a number of unique and interesting celebrations.

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Interesting Facts of August 27th

  1. 1. On August 27, 1859, Colonel Edwin L. Drake successfully drilled the first commercial oil well in Titusville, Pennsylvania, which initiated the oil industry in the United States.
  2. 2. The Kellogg-Briand Pact, which renounced war as an instrument of national policy, was signed by 15 nations in Paris on August 27, 1928. Eventually, a total of 62 nations would sign the agreement.
  3. 3. Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States, was born on August 27, 1908, in Stonewall, Texas.
  4. 4. On August 27, 1883, the volcano Krakatoa erupted in Indonesia, resulting in one of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic events in recorded history. The eruption was heard thousands of kilometers away.