On this day: August 27

POSTED: 02:55 PM PDT Aug 24, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 26, 2013 

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 - Lyndon Johnson
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1908: Lyndon B. Johnson, who would go on to become the 36th president of the United States, is born in Stonewall, Texas. Johnson ascended to the presidency following the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination of President John F. Kennedy, completed Kennedy's term and was elected president in his own right, winning by a large margin over Barry Goldwater in the 1964 election. He died of a heart attack at age 64 on Jan. 22, 1973.

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