On this day: August 27

POSTED: 02:55 PM PDT Aug 24, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 26, 2016 

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 - Anglo-Zanzibar war
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By Richard Dorsey Mohun [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1896: The Anglo-Zanzibar War, the shortest war in world history, takes place from 9:02 to 9:30 a.m. between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar.


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