August 27, 2014 in History


French judicial officials are investigating IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde for her alleged role in fraudulent payments during her time as France's finance minister; LaGarde believe that the charges are unfounded

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1966 Sir Francis Chichester begins 1st solo ocean voyage around the world
1955 Guinness Book of World Records 1st published
1945 U.S. troops land in Japan after Japanese surrender
1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact, where 60 nations agree to outlaw war
1883 Krakatoa, west of Java, explodes with a force of 1,300 megatons
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