On this day: August 27

Posted: 5:55 PM EDT Aug 24, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Aug 27, 2015

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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