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. —

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