Krakatoa erupted on this date 132 years ago (in 1883 for those of you that don't want to do quick math in your head). Krakatoa is a volcanic island located in Indonesia, west of the island of Sumatra. When it erupted in 1883, Krakatoa's explosion was the loudest recorded sound at that point in history. The blast was so loud that the eardrums of sailors 40 miles away ruptured. The blast was also heard 3,000 miles away.
The eruption was so loud that it caused a shock wave that encompassed the Earth and was recorded on barometers globally, including Russia, Rome, Paris, and San Francisco just to name a few.
Krakatoa released ash that spread globally and actually temporarily lowered the temperature of the Earth worldwide by several degrees. The eruption in 1883 also caused a tsunami that was 120 ft. high and killed 30,000 + people.