Ephemeris of August 27

Ephemeris of August 27

1976: In Soweto, a black ghetto on the outskirts of Johannesburg, demonstrations againstApartheid degenerate into riots. The repression of the authorities will result in the deaths of hundreds of people.

1928: The representatives of fifteen nations, meeting in Paris sign the Briand-Kellog pact and pledge to renounce war. The pinnacle of interwar pacifism, the pact will be a complete failure.

1883 : Krakatoa volcano eruption located between the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra. It results in the deaths of 36,000 people in a tidal wave, as well as global climate change.



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