List of May 27 Historical Events and Facts
- 893: Simeon I of Bulgaria is crowned Emperor of the first Bulgarian empire
- 927: Battle of the Bosnian Highlands: the Croatian army, led by King Tomislav, defeats the Bulgarian Army.
- 1120: Richard III of Capua is anointed as Prince two weeks before his untimely death.
- 1153: Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland.
- 1328: Philip VI is crowned King of France.
- 1703: Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.
- 1798: The Battle of Oulart Hill takes place in Wexford, Ireland.
- 1799: War of the Second Coalition: Austrian forces defeats the French at Winterthur, Switzerland, securing control of the northeastern Swiss Plateau because of the town’s loaction at the junction of seven cross-roads.
- 1812: Bolivian War of Independence: In Bolivia, the Battle of La Coronilla, in which the women from Cochabamba fight against the Spanish army.
- 1813: War of 1812: In Canada, American forces capture Fort George.
- 1849: The Great Hall of Euston station in London is opened.
- 1860: Giuseppe Garibaldi begins his attack on Palermo, Sicily, as part of the Italian Unification.
- 1863: American Civil War: First Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson.
- 1883: Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.
- 1895: Oscar Wilde is imprisoned for sodomy.
- 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 causing $2.9 billion in damage .
- 1905: Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima begins.
- 1907: Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco, California.
- 1919: The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.
- 1927: The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.
- 1930: The 1,046 feet Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.
- 1933: New Deal: The U.S. Federal Securities Act is signed into law requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.
- 1933: The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon Three Little Pigs, with its hit song “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?”
- 1933: The Century of Progress World’s Fair opens in Chicago, Illinois.
- 1935: New Deal: The Supreme Court of the United States declares the National Industrial Recovery Act to be unconstitutional in A.
- 1937: In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.
- 1940: World War II: In the Le Paradis massacre, 99 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are shot after surrendering to German troops.
- 1941: World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims an “unlimited national emergency”.
- 1941: World War II: The German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men.
- 1942: World War II: In Operation Anthropoid, Reinhard Heydrich is assassinated in Prague.
- 1957: Toronto’s CHUM-AM, becomes Canada’s first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n’ Roll music format.
- 1958: The F-4 Phantom II makes its first flight.
- 1960: In Turkey, a military coup removes President Celal Bayar and the rest of the democratic government from office.
- 1962: The Centralia, Pennsylvania mine fire starts.
- 1965: Vietnam War: American warships begin the first bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam.
- 1967: Australians vote in favor 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.
- 1967: The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy is launched by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline.
- 1968: The meeting of the Union Nationale des …tudiants de France takes place.
- 1971: The Dahlerau train disaster, the worst railway accident in West Germany, kills 46 people and injures 25 near Wuppertal.
- 1975: The Dibble’s Bridge coach crash near Grassington, North Yorkshire, England kills 32: the highest ever death toll in a road accident in the United Kingdom.
- 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.
- 1987: Saint Paul, Minnesota’s mayor George Latimer names May 27 “August Wilson Day” in honor of the only person to win a Pulitzer Prize hailing from the state.
- 1995: In Culpeper, Virginia, actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition.
- 1996: First Chechnya War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets with Chechnyan rebels for the first time and negotiates a cease-fire.
- 1997: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that Paula Jones can pursue her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton while he is in office.
- 1998: Oklahoma City bombing: Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot.
- 1999: The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Miloöevic and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.
- 2005: Australian Schapelle Corby is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in Kerobokan Prison for drug smuggling by a court in Indonesia.
- 2006: The May 2006 Java earthquake strikes at 5:53:58 AM local time devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta killing over 6,600 people.
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