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Historical Events for May 27th

  • Year 927 Calendar » Death of Simeon I the Great, the first Bulgarian to be recognized as Emperor.
  • Year 1120 Calendar » Richard III of Capua is anointed as List of Princes of Capua named Prince two weeks before his untimely death.
  • Year 1153 Calendar » Malcolm IV of Scotland known as Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland.
  • Year 1199 Calendar » John, King of England named John is crowned King of England.
  • Year 1644 Calendar » Manchu regent Dorgon defeats rebel leader Li Zicheng of the Shun dynasty at the Battle of Shanhai Pass, allowing the Manchus to enter and conquer the capital city of Beijing.
  • Year 1703 Calendar » Tsar Peter I of Russia e.g Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.
  • Year 1798 Calendar » The Battle of Oulart Hill takes place in Wexford, Ireland.
  • Year 1813 Calendar » War of 1812: In Canada, United States called American forces capture Battle of Fort George called Fort George.
  • Year 1849 Calendar » The Great Hall of Euston railway station known as Euston station in London is opened.
  • Year 1860 Calendar » Giuseppe Garibaldi begins his attack on Palermo, Sicily, as part of the Italian Unification.
  • Year 1863 Calendar » American Civil War: First Assault on the Confederate States of America called Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson.
  • Year 1874 Calendar » The first group of Dorsland Trek e.g Dorsland trekkers under the leadership of Gert Alberts leaves Pretoria.
  • Year 1883 Calendar » Alexander III of Russia e.g Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.
  • Year 1896 Calendar » The Fujita scale or F4-strength St. Louis-East St. Louis Tornado hits in St. Louis, Missouri, and East Saint Louis, Illinois, killing at least 255 people and causing $2.9 billion in damage (1997 United States dollar e.g USD).
  • Year 1905 Calendar » Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima begins.
  • Year 1907 Calendar » Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco, California.
  • Year 1908 Calendar » Khilafat Day – the day of establishment of Khilafat in Islam Ahmadiyya.
  • Year 1919 Calendar » The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.
  • Year 1927 Calendar » The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A (1927) named Ford Model A.
  • Year 1930 Calendar » The convert 1046 ft m Chrysler Building in New York City, the List of tallest buildings in the world tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.
  • Year 1933 Calendar » New Deal: The U.S. Federal Securities Act is signed into law requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Year 1935 Calendar » New Deal: The Supreme Court of the United States declares the National Industrial Recovery Act to be unconstitutional in A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, (295 U.S. 495).
  • Year 1937 Calendar » In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.
  • Year 1940 Calendar » World War II: In the Le Paradis massacre, 99 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are shot after surrendering to Nazi Germany known as German troops; two survive.
  • Year 1941 Calendar » World War II: The President of the United States named U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims an "unlimited national emergency".
  • Year 1941 » World War II: The German battleship 'German battleship Bismarck or Bismarck' is sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men.
  • Year 1942 Calendar » World War II: In Operation Anthropoid, Reinhard Heydrich is fatally wounded in Prague; he dies of his injuries eight days later.
  • Year 1958 Calendar » The F-4 Phantom II makes its first flight.
  • Year 1965 Calendar » Vietnam War: American warships begin the first bombardment of National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam known as National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam.
  • Year 1967 Calendar » Australians vote in favor of a Australian referendum, 1967 (Aboriginals) called constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians and to count them in the national census.
  • Year 1967 » The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy CV-67 6 is Ship naming and launching launched by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline Kennedy Caroline.
  • Year 1968 Calendar » The meeting of the Union Nationale des Étudiants de France (National Union of the Students of France) takes place. 30,000 to 50,000 people gather in the Stade Sebastien Charlety.
  • Year 1971 Calendar » The Dahlerau train disaster, the worst railway accident in West Germany, kills 46 people and injures 25 near Wuppertal.
  • Year 1975 Calendar » Dibbles Bridge Coach Crash near Grassington, in North Yorkshire, England, kills 33 – the highest ever death toll in a road accident in the United Kingdom.
  • Year 1980 Calendar » 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.
  • Year 1983 Calendar » Benton fireworks disaster: a massive explosion at a secret unlicensed fireworks plant near Benton, Tennessee, kills eleven, injures one, and causes damage within a radius of several miles.cite web url=http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1314&dat=1
  • Year 1986 Calendar » 'Dragon Warrior e.g Dragon Quest', the game credited as setting the template for role-playing video games, is released in Japan.
  • Year 1995 Calendar » In Culpeper, Virginia, the actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition.
  • Year 1996 Calendar » First Chechnya War: the President of Russia named Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets with Chechnyan rebels for the first time and negotiates a cease-fire.
  • Year 1997 Calendar » The U.S. Supreme Court rules that Paula Jones can pursue her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton while he is in office.
  • Year 1997 » The unusual 1997 Central Texas tornado outbreak called tornado outbreak in Jarrell, Texas.
  • Year 1998 Calendar » Oklahoma City bombing: Michael Fortier (American) named Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorism known as terrorist plot.
  • Year 2001 Calendar » Members of the Islamism e.g Islamist separatist group Abu Sayyaf Dos Palmas kidnappings called seize twenty hostages from an affluent island resort on Palawan in the Philippines; the hostage crisis would not be resolved until June 2002.
  • Year 2006 Calendar » The May 2006 Java earthquake strikes devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta (city) e.g Yogyakarta killing over 6,600 people.
  • Year 2009 Calendar » A 2009 Lahore bombing e.g suicide bombing kills at least 35 people and injures 250 more in Lahore, Pakistan.

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