On this day: August 27

Published: Aug 24 2012 05:55:26 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 27 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

Krakatoa blows its top, The Guinness Book of World Records debuts, "Mary Poppins" premieres, The Beatles meet The King, and a guitar great dies, all on this day.

OTD August 27 - Hurricane Irene
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2011: Hurricane Irene makes landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The storm would move up the East Coast and make landfall in southeastern New Jersey and Brooklyn, New York, the following day. Overall, the storm killed 47 and caused an estimated $15.6 billion in damage in the United States.

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