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 - SkyDome
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1990: With the retractable roof at Toronto's SkyDome open on a beautiful night, a baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Toronto Blue Jays is delayed for 35 minutes after clouds of gnats descend on the stadium in the fifth inning. Closing the roof stopped the bugs and allowed the game to continue.

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