On this day
The French National Assembly made history.
In 1789, the French National Assembly issued the "Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen”. It remains one of the most important documents in all of France’s history to this day, and it’s proven pivotal in helping to shape the country’s constitutional reform over the decades.
In 1883, the Krakatoa volcano erupted in the west of Java in Indonesia. It erupted with a force of 1,300 megatons and killed around 40,000 people. The volcano is still very much active, and while we may not know exactly when it will erupt again, locals are on high alert for the potential tsunamis that may arise alongside.
Now that’s a lot of charge!
On August 27th, 2003, the largest battery on the planet was plugged in for the first time. It was about 2,000 square meters (21,527 square feet) large and 1,300 tonnes (2.8 million pounds) in weight! It’s only so big because it has to offer temporary electricity to the whole of Fairbanks, Alaska, US.
Obama made history.
Eventually becoming the first African-American to lead the US, on August 27th, 2008, Barack Obama became the first African-American, too, to receive the Presidential nomination. It was the first step toward the then-senator taking to the world stage, and defeating Republican nominee John McCain in the process.
Special Days Falling on August 27thHave you considered some of the celebrations that are taking place today around the world? No? Don’t worry, we have some of the most important events taking place right here.
The Duchess who wasn’t Day
Every August 27th is also an important date in the Republic of Ireland! The day celebrates the life of Margaret Wolfe Hungerford, a writer who published most of her works under the pen name “The Duchess.” She was an incredible writer, who was also known for taking care of a huge family! So, it is only right she is celebrated!