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  • August 27
    Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
    Word of the Day
    bacchanalia bak-uh-NAIL-yuh noun; A riotous, boisterous, or drunken festivity; a revel. — Dictionary.com
    This Day in History
    Aug. 27, 1883: The volcanic island of Krakatoa near Indonesia undergoes the largest of its eruptions, with powerful blasts lasting some four and a half hours, killing thousands. The largest of the blasts created what are believed to be the loudest sound ever heard on earth.
    Number to Know
    3,000: The number of miles away from Krakatoa where the sounds of the eruption could be heard.
    Website of the Day: Krakatoa Volcano - The Son Also Rises
    NPR special report on the famous volcanic eruption.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Aaron Paul, American actor, 35.
    Daily Quote
    “I saw a lot of people have success handed to them that then exploited it. They didn’t protect it or cherish it.” — Aaron Paul
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