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What Happened on May 27th This Day in History

Year Name
2018 Maryland Flood Event: A flood occurs throughout the Patapsco Valley, causing one death, destroying the entire first floors of buildings on Main Street in Ellicott City, and causing cars to overturn.
2017 Andrew Scheer takes over after Rona Ambrose as the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
2016 Barack Obama is the first president of United States to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and meet Hibakusha.
2006 The 6.4 Mw  Yogyakarta earthquake shakes central Java with an MSK intensity of VIII (Damaging), leaving more than 5,700 dead and 37,000 injured.
2001 Members of the Islamist separatist group Abu Sayyaf seize twenty hostages from an affluent island resort on Palawan in the Philippines; the hostage crisis would not be resolved until June 2002.
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.
1997 The 1997 Central Texas tornado outbreak occurs, spawning multiple tornadoes in Central Texas, including the F5 that killed 27 in Jarrell.
1996 First Chechen War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets with Chechnyan rebels for the first time and negotiates a cease-fire.
1988 Somaliland War of Independence: Somali National Movement launches a major offensive against Somali government forces in Hargeisa and Burao, then second and third largest cities of Somalia.[8]
1984 The Danube–Black Sea Canal is opened, in a ceremony attended by the Ceaușescus. It had been under construction since the 1950s.
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.
1977 A plane crash at José Martí International Airport in Havana, Cuba, kills 67.
1975 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.
1971 The Dahlerau train disaster, the worst railway accident in West Germany, kills 46 people and injures 25 near Wuppertal.
1971 Pakistani forces massacre over 200 civilians, mostly Bengali Hindus, in the Bagbati massacre.
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.
1965 Vietnam War: American warships begin the first bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam.
1962 The Centralia mine fire is ignited in the town's landfill above a coal mine.
1960 In Turkey, a military coup removes President Celâl Bayar and the rest of the democratic government from office.
1958 First flight of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II.
1950 The Linnanmäki amusement park is opened for the first time in Helsinki.[5]
1942 World War II: In Operation Anthropoid, Reinhard Heydrich is fatally wounded in Prague; he dies of his injuries eight days later.
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.
1940 World War II: In the Le Paradis massacre, 99 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are shot after surrendering to German troops; two survive.
1937 In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.
1935 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).
1933 New Deal: The U.S. Federal Securities Act is signed into law requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.
1930 The 1,046 feet (319 m) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.
1927 The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.
1919 The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.
1917 Pope Benedict XV promulgates the 1917 Code of Canon Law, the first comprehensive codification of Catholic canon law in the legal history of the Catholic Church.
1915 HMS Princess Irene explodes and sinks off Sheerness, Kent, with the loss of 352 lives.
1905 Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima begins.
1896 The F4-strength St. Louis–East St. Louis tornado hits in St. Louis, Missouri, and East St. Louis, Illinois, killing at least 255 people and causing over $10 million in damage.
1883 Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.
1874 The first group of Dorsland trekkers under the leadership of Gert Alberts leaves Pretoria.
1863 American Civil War: First Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson.
1860 Giuseppe Garibaldi begins his attack on Palermo, Sicily, as part of the Italian unification.
1813 War of 1812: In Canada, American forces capture Fort George.
1799 War of the Second Coalition: Austrian forces defeat the French at Winterthur, Switzerland.
1798 The Battle of Oulart Hill takes place in Wexford, Ireland; Irish rebel leaders defeat and kill a detachment of militia.
1703 Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.
1644 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.
1257 Richard of Cornwall, and his wife, Sanchia of Provence, are crowned King and Queen of the Germans at Aachen Cathedral.
1199 John is crowned King of England.
1153 Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland.
1120 Richard III of Capua is anointed as Prince two weeks before his untimely death.
1096 Count Emicho enters Mainz, where his followers massacre Jewish citizens.[1] At least 600 Jews are killed.
Famous People Born on May 27

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Year Name
1915 Ester Soré, Chilean singer-songwriter (d. 1996)
1911 Hubert Humphrey, American journalist and politician, 38th Vice President of the United States (d. 1978)
1898 David Crosthwait, American engineer, inventor and writer (d. 1976)
1989 Igor Morozov, Estonian footballer
1935 Mal Evans, British road manager of The Beatles (d. 1976)
1975 André 3000, American rapper
1378 Zhu Quan, Chinese military commander, historian and playwright (d. 1448)
1975 Feryal Özel, Turkish astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic
1955 Eric Bischoff, American wrestler, manager, and producer
1940 Mike Gibson, Australian journalist and sportscaster (d. 2015)
Famous People Deaths On May 27

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Date Name
1986 Ismail al-Faruqi, Palestinian-American philosopher and academic (b. 1921)
1564 John Calvin, French pastor and theologian (b. 1509)
1941 Ernst Lindemann, German captain (b. 1894)
1988 Hjördis Petterson, Swedish actress (b. 1908)
1971 Béla Juhos, Hungarian-Austrian philosopher from the Vienna Circle (b. 1901)
1939 Joseph Roth, Austrian-French journalist and author (b. 1894)
1984 Vasilije Mokranjac, Serbian composer (b. 1923)
1960 James Montgomery Flagg, American painter and illustrator (b. 1877)
1965 John Rinehart Blue, American military officer, educator, businessperson, and politician (b. 1905)
1508 Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan (b. 1452)