August 27, 1172 - Henry, the Young King, and his wife Margaret of France, are crowned "junior" king and queen of England. Henry II was still King and wanted to assure the line of succession by crowning his heir while he himself was still alive.
August 27, 1660 - Because of his attacks on Charles II, John Milton's books were burned in London.
August 27, 1883 - Krakatoa, an Indonesian volcano, erupts. Over 36,000 people were killed. This explosion is one of the most violent volcanic events in recorded history.