August 27th in History1883: The volcano Krakatoa erupts and the resulting explosion is heard 2200 miles away in Australia.
1915: Italy declares war on Germany
1976: British MP John Stonehouse resigns following his conviction for theft and fraud
1986: US Air Force reveals they accidentally dropped a hydrogen bomb on New Mexico in 1957, which did not detonate
August 27th birthdays1882: Samuel Goldwyn, Co-founder of the MGM film studios in Hollywood
1899: C.S Forester, English novelist
1910: Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Nobel Peace Prize winner