August 27, 2002

1883: The island volcano Krakatoa blew up; the resulting tidal waves in Indonesia's Sunda Strait claimed some 36,000 lives in Java and Sumatra.
1928: The Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed in Paris, outlawing war and providing for the peaceful settlement of disputes, George.
1952: Paul "Pee-Wee Herman" Reubens born.
1990: Stevie Ray Vaughan killed in a helicopter crash, East Troy, Wisconsin.

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