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On this Day – 27th August

Posted on: Thu 27 Aug 2020

On this day in history;

  • The Krakatoa volcano eruption, the biggest explosion the world has ever seen occurred in 1883. The eruption claimed an estimated 36,400 lives with the explosion said to be 13,000 times greater than the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. In fact, sounds of the eruption which occurred between the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java were heard from Perth and Mauritius.
  • France, Germany and the US signed the Kellogg-Briand Pact. Signing of the pact meant that signatories agreed to not resolve disputes, conflicts or international controversies with war and rather opt for more peaceful resolutions. 57 other nations including Australia, Poland and Japan signed the pact shortly after France, Germany and the US signed. The pact has said to have influenced American activist policy.
  • Rock guitarist, Jimi Hendrix released his last studio recording, Slow Blues in 1970. The 1 minute 46 second instrumental track was recorded in Electric Lady Studios, New York and features the electric guitar front and centre with accompaniments from bass guitar, high hat drums and snare drums.

Producer Malvika Hemanth joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis to expand upon on these events from history.

Produced by Malvika Hemanth

Image source: pxfuel


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