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    • May 27, 0927 Battle of the Bosnian Highlands Simeon I of Bulgaria decisively defeated by King Tomislav of Croatia

    • May 27, 0927 Bulgaria's Symeon dies of a heart attack May 27 after building an empire that stretches from the Ionian to the Black Sea


    • May 27, 1120 Richard III of Capua anointed as prince a fortnight before his untimely death.

    • May 27, 1153 Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland.

    • May 27, 1328 French king Philip VI Valois crowned

    • May 27, 1328 Philip VI is crowned King of France.

    • May 27, 1529 "30 Jews of Posing Hungary, charged with blood ritual, burned at stake"

    • May 27, 1647 Peter Stuyvesant was inaugurated as Director-General of New Netherland.

    • May 27, 1647 "The first recorded U S execution of a ""witch"" takes place in Massachusetts"

    • May 27, 1647 "The first woman known to be executed as a witch, Achsah Young in Massachusetts"

    • May 27, 1660 Denmark & Sweden sign ceasefire

    • May 27, 1679 Habeaus Corpus Act (no false arrest & imprisonment) passes in UK

    • May 27, 1689 Anthonie Heinsius succeeds G Fagel as pension advisor of Holland

    • May 27, 1703 St Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Peter the Great

    • May 27, 1703 Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.

    • May 27, 1796 James S McLean patents his piano

    • May 27, 1798 "The Battle of Oulart Hill occurs in Wexford, Ireland."

    • May 27, 1812 "South American Wars of Independence: In Bolivia, the battle of La Coronilla, in which the women from Cochabamba fought against the Spanish army."

    • May 27, 1813 "American joint operations against Fort George, Canada"

    • May 27, 1813 "War of 1812: In Canada, American forces capture Fort George."

    • May 27, 1844 Samuel F.B. Morse completes first telegraph line

    • May 27, 1849 "The Great Hall of Euston station, London opened."

    • May 27, 1850 Mormon Temple in Nauvoo IL destroyed by tornado

    • May 27, 1854 Marine Telegraph from Fort Point to San Fransisco completed

    • May 27, 1856 Doctor William Palmer found guilty of poisoning

    • May 27, 1860 "Giuseppe Garibaldi begins his attack on Palermo, Sicily, as part of the Italian Unification."

    • May 27, 1862 "Battle of Hanover Court House VA (Slash Church, Peake's Station)"

    • May 27, 1863 "CSS Chattahoochie explodes on Chattahoochie River GA, 18 die"

    • May 27, 1863 Siege of Port Hudson LA

    • May 27, 1864 Skirmish at Salem Church (Haw's Shop) VA

    • May 27, 1878 Australia Cricket 41 & 12-1 defeat MCC 33 & 19

    • May 27, 1883 Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.

    • May 27, 1883 Czar Alexander III crowned in Moscow

    • May 27, 1893 Audath Yisroel forms at Kattowitz (Katowice) Poland

    • May 27, 1895 Oscar Wilde is sent to prison for sodomy.

    • May 27, 1896 "255 people are killed when a twister strikes St Louis, Missouri and East St Louis, Illinois"

    • May 27, 1896 Bay District Race Track closes

    • May 27, 1896 "The F4-strength St. Louis-East St. Louis Tornado hits in St. Louis, Missouri and East Saint Louis, Illinois, killing at least 255 people and incurring $2.9 billion in damages (1997USD)."

    • May 27, 1896 The first major tornado to strike urban US (St Louis & E St Louis MO); killing 255 & leaving thousands homeless

    • May 27, 1900 Lord Roberts' army fights the Vaal in South Africa

    • May 27, 1904 "National League record of 5 stolen bases in a game (Dennis McGann, New York Giants)"

    • May 27, 1905 Japanese fleet destroys Russian East Sea fleet in Straits of Tushima

    • May 27, 1907 "A Bubonic plague outbreak begins in San Francisco, California."

    • May 27, 1907 Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Fransisco

    • May 27, 1908 Maulana Hakeem Noor-ud-Din elected first Khalifa of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

    • May 27, 1915 "SS Aguila, a Yeoward Bros. ship, she was torpedoed by a German U-boat 47 miles south-west of the Smalls Lighthouse."

    • May 27, 1917 "Race riot in East St Louis IL, 1 black killed"

    • May 27, 1918 Battle of Aisne

    • May 27, 1919 Charles Strite patents pop-up toaster

    • May 27, 1919 "Navy NC-4 completes trans-Atlantic flight from Newfoundland to Lisbon, Portugal"

    • May 27, 1919 The fist transatlantic flight ends; US Navy flying boat takes 11 days

    • May 27, 1919 The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.

    • May 27, 1920 Tatar ASSR is established in Russian SFSR

    • May 27, 1921 "After 84 years of British control, Afgh nist n achieves sovereignty"

    • May 27, 1927 Japanese military intervention in Chinese civil war

    • May 27, 1929 "2nd Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland, 7-5 at Moortown, England"

    • May 27, 1930 Richard Drew invents masking tape

    • May 27, 1930 "The 1,046 feet (319 meters) tall Chrysler Building in New York (tallest man-made structure at the time) opens to the public."

    • May 27, 1931 "Piccard & Knipfer make first flight into stratosphere, by balloon; first use of pressurized cabin in a balloon"

    • May 27, 1931 "The first full scale wind tunnel for testing airplanes, Langley Field VA"

    • May 27, 1933 Austrian communist party banned

    • May 27, 1933 Federal Securities Act signed

    • May 27, 1933 New Deal: The U.S. Federal Securities Act is signed into law requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.

    • May 27, 1933 "The Academy-Award-winning animated short The Three Little Pigs, is released by young animator Walt Disney"

    • May 27, 1933 The Century of Progress World's Fair opens in Chicago.

    • May 27, 1933 "The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon The Three Little Pigs, with its hit song ""Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?"""

    • May 27, 1933 "Walt Disney's ""3 Little Pigs"" released"

    • May 27, 1935 "New Deal: The Supreme Court of the United States declares the National Industrial Recovery Act to be unconstitutional in the case A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, (295 U.S. 495)."

    • May 27, 1936 "The Queen Mary, sailing for the Cunard line, left England on its maiden voyage"

    • May 27, 1937 "Golden Gate Bridge, San Fransisco, dedicated"

    • May 27, 1937 "In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County."

    • May 27, 1938 "Bradman scores his 1000th cricket run of England season, earliest to do so"

    • May 27, 1939 "DC Comics publishes its second superhero in Detective Comics #27; he is Batman, one of the most topical comic book superheroes of all time."

    • May 27, 1940 British & French begin evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo)

    • May 27, 1940 "World War II: 97 out of 99 members of a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are massacred while trying to surrender at Dunkirk. The German commander, Captain Fritz Knoechlein, is eventually hanged for war crimes."

    • May 27, 1941 Allied troops begin evacuating Kreta

    • May 27, 1941 "FDR proclaimes an ""unlimited national emergency"" due to Germany's sinking of Robin Moor"

    • May 27, 1942 "Dorie Miller, awarded navy cross for deeds at Pearl Harbor"

    • May 27, 1942 "Hitler orders 10,000 Czechoslovakians murdered"

    • May 27, 1942 Italian army begin siege of French western Fort Bir Hachim

    • May 27, 1942 Top German Nazi Reinhard Heydrich is shot & mortally wounded in Prague

    • May 27, 1943 French defiance under Jean Moulin meets secretly in Paris

    • May 27, 1943 US forbids racial discrimination in war industry

    • May 27, 1944 "Allies land on Biak, Indonesia (operation Horlicks)"

    • May 27, 1944 Japanese advance in Hangkhou China

    • May 27, 1948 Arabs blow up Jewish synagogue Hurvat Rabbi Yehudah he-Hasid

    • May 27, 1949 "Martin Canine, cartoon character, spoofs Martin Kane"

    • May 27, 1949 Russian stop train traffic West-Berlin

    • May 27, 1951 Chinese Communists force Dalai Lama to surrender his army to Beijing

    • May 27, 1951 "Maritime Museum at Aquatic Park, San Fransisco opens"

    • May 27, 1952 European Defense Community forms

    • May 27, 1955 "Red Buttons Show, last airs on NBC-TV"

    • May 27, 1956 French raid in Algiers

    • May 27, 1957 Toronto's 1050 CHUM AM becomes Canada's first radio station to only broadcast top 40 Rock n' Roll music format.

    • May 27, 1958 Ernest Green & 600 whites graduate from Little Rock's Central HS

    • May 27, 1958 The F-4 Phantom II flies for the first time.

    • May 27, 1958 Vanguard SLV-1 launched for Earth orbit (failed)

    • May 27, 1960 "In Turkey, a military coup removed President Celal Bayar and the rest of the democratic government from office."

    • May 27, 1960 Military coup overthrows democratic government of Turkey

    • May 27, 1961 Fiorentina wins first Europe Cup II in Florence

    • May 27, 1961 President Kennedy announces US goal to reach the Moon

    • May 27, 1961 "The first ""black light"" is sold can disco be far ahead?"

    • May 27, 1963 "Folk music singer Bob Dylan releases The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan album, which features ""Blowin' in the Wind"" and several other of his best-known songs."

    • May 27, 1963 Jomo Kenyatta elected first prime minister of Kenya

    • May 27, 1964 """From Russia With Love"" premieres in US"

    • May 27, 1964 Inter Milan wins 9th Europe Cup 1 in Vienna

    • May 27, 1965 HMAS Sydney departs on first voyage to Vietnam with 1 RAR

    • May 27, 1965 Inter Milan wins 10th Europe Cup 1 in Milan

    • May 27, 1965 Number one hit on UK music charts - Sandie Shaw - Long Live Love

    • May 27, 1966 55th German F-16 Starfighter crashes

    • May 27, 1966 6 French fighters crash above Spain

    • May 27, 1967 "Australians vote in favour of a constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians, and to count them in the national census."

    • May 27, 1967 The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) is christened by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline.

    • May 27, 1968 "the meeting of the Union Nationale des tudiants de France (national Union of the students of France), most outstanding of the events of May 1968, proceeds and gathers 30.000 to 50.000 people in the Stade Sebastien Charlety."

    • May 27, 1969 "Jerry Lewis Show second run, last airs on NBC-TV"

    • May 27, 1969 Walt Disney World construction begins

    • May 27, 1970 British expedition climbs south face of Annapurna I

    • May 27, 1971 23rd Walker Cup: Great Britain/Ireland 13-United States 11

    • May 27, 1971 "The Dahlerau train disaster, the worst railway accident in West Germany, kills 46 people and injures 25 near Wuppertal."

    • May 27, 1971 UCLA wins NCAA basketball championship

    • May 27, 1975 "Stanley Cup: Philadelphia Flyers beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 2"

    • May 27, 1975 "Worst motor vehicle disaster in UK; bus full of elderly women plunges from Dibble's Bridge Yorkshire, killing 38"

    • May 27, 1977 "2 Boeing 747s by Pan Am & KLM collide in Canary Islands, killing 582"

    • May 27, 1977 "An Aeroflot plane crashes, killing 69 people."

    • May 27, 1977 NYC fines George Willig 1› for each of 110 stories of the World Trade Center he climbed

    • May 27, 1979 Pope John Paul ordains John J O'Conner as a bishop

    • May 27, 1980 "South Korean police ends people's uprising; 2,000 killed"

    • May 27, 1980 "The Gwangju Massacre: airborne and army troops of South Korea retake the city of Gwangju from civil militias, killing at least 207 and possibly many more."

    • May 27, 1981 John Hinckley attempts suicide by overdosing on Tylenol

    • May 27, 1981 Liverpool wins 26th Europe Cup 1 at Paris France

    • May 27, 1983 Former EPA official Rita Lavelle indicted for contempt of Congress

    • May 27, 1984 Manuela Manleeva wins 3 singles tennis matches in one day

    • May 27, 1985 Britain agrees to return Hong Kong to China in 1997

    • May 27, 1985 Inaugural bands parade for President Reagan

    • May 27, 1986 Norway Showcase groundbreaking

    • May 27, 1986 President Reagan orderes 2 Poseidon-class submarines be dismantled

    • May 27, 1987 "Jim & Tammy Bakker appear on ""Nightline"" after PTL scandal"

    • May 27, 1987 Postage wins 32nd Europe Cup 1 in Vienna

    • May 27, 1988 Senate ratified a treaty eliminating medium-range nuclear missiles

    • May 27, 1990 C‚sar Gaviria Trujillo chosen President of Colombia

    • May 27, 1990 Jan Stephenson wins J C Penney LPGA Golf Skins Game

    • May 27, 1990 Radical Democratic Party holds first political meetings in Moscow

    • May 27, 1991 "Austrian Boeing 767-300 explodes at Bangkok, 223 die"

    • May 27, 1993 Dale Murphy ends carreer at 398 homeruns

    • May 27, 1993 "Mafia bombs Uffizi-museum in Florence, kills 6"

    • May 27, 1994 Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia after 20 years in exile

    • May 27, 1994 Final broadcast of Arsenio Hall talk show

    • May 27, 1994 Flintstones live action movie opens in theaters

    • May 27, 1994 Larry King ended his radio show

    • May 27, 1994 "Nobel Prize-winner Alexander Solzhenitsyn returns to Russia, ending two decades of exile"

    • May 27, 1994 Radio conservative Rush Limbaugh (43) weds Marta Fitzgerald (35)

    • May 27, 1994 The Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn returns to his native Russia after 20 years of exile in the United States.

    • May 27, 1995 "Actor Christopher Reeve (Superman) is paralyzed after an accident during an equestrian event in Charlottesville, VA"

    • May 27, 1995 "In Charlottesville, Virginia, actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition."

    • May 27, 1996 First Chechnya War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets with Chechnyan rebels for the first time and negotiates a cease-fire in the war.

    • May 27, 1997 Judge finds Pamela Lee not guilty of breaking a contract

    • May 27, 1997 "Major league revenue sharing begins, New York Yankees pay out most $28 million"

    • May 27, 1997 Marv Albert pleads innocent to charges of sexually assault

    • May 27, 1997 "The F5-strength Jarrell Tornado slams into the small town of Jarrell, Texas, killing 27 people."

    • May 27, 1997 The first all female (20 British women) team reaches North Pole

    • May 27, 2006 "The May 2006 Java earthquake strikes at 5:53:58 AM local time (22:53:58 UTC May 26) devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta killing over 6,600 people."

    • May 27, 2010 "Another employee of Apple-linked Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn attempted to commit suicide Thursday by slashing his veins, Chinese state media said, following 11 self-inflicted deaths this year. The suicides have raised questions about conditions for millions of factory workers in China, especially at Foxconn, which manufactures Apple products, where labour activists say long hours, low pay and high pressure are the norm. - China"

    • May 27, 2010 "The alleged leader of the Beltran Leyva drug trafficking organization, Pedro Roberto Velazquez Amador, alias ""La Pina,"" was killed in a shootout with federal forces in northern Mexico, The Mayor of Cancun, Greg Sanchez, was detained by federal police Tuesday at the airport on suspicions of money laundering and allegedly helping protect the Beltran Leyva and Los Zetas cartel. - Mexico"







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