Thursday, 27 May 2010

May 27 - Events

May 27th Details:
May 27th Events:
893 – Crowning of Emperor of the first Bulgarian empire - Simeon I of Bulgaria.
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 - within 2 weeks he was dead.
1153 – Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland.
1328 – Philip VI is crowned King of France.
1703 – City of Saint Petersburg is founded by Tsar Peter the Great.
1798 – Battle of Oulart Hill - in Wexford, Ireland.
1812 – Battle of La Coronilla, in which the women from Cochabamba, Bolivia, fight against the Spanish army (Bolivian War of Independence).
1813 – War of 1812 - American forces capture Fort George, in Canada.
1849 – Opening of the Great Hall of Euston station in London.
1860 – Giuseppe Garibaldi begins his attack on Palermo, Sicily, as part of the Italian Unification.
1863 – First Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson (American Civil War).
1883 – Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.
1895 – Oscar Wilde is imprisoned for sodomy.
1905 – The Battle of Tsushima begins (Russo-Japanese War).
1907 – Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco, California.
1919 – The NC-4 aircraft completes the first transatlantic flight, arriving in Lisbon.
1927 – Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T - retools plants to make the Ford Model A.
1930 – The Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens for the first time to the public.
1933 – The U.S. Federal Securities Act is signed into law requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.
1933 – The cartoon The Three Little Pigs is released by the Walt Disney Company, including the song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?"
1933 – The Century of Progress World's Fair opens in Chicago, Illinois.
1937 – Golden Gate Bridge, in San Francisco, opens to pedestrian traffic.
1940 – Le Paradis massacre, Royal Norfolk Regiment unit soldiers are shot after surrendering to German troops (World War II).
1941 – German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic (World War II).
1942 – Operation Anthropoid - Reinhard Heydrich is assassinated in Prague (World War II).
1958 – The F-4 Phantom II makes its first flight.
1960 – A military coup, in Turkey, removes President Celal Bayar & his democratic government from office.
1962 – The start of the Centralia, Pennsylvania mine fire.
1965 – American warships begin 1st bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam (Vietnam War).
1968 – Meeting of the Union Nationale des Étudiants de France (National Union of the Students of France) takes place in the Stade Sebastien Charlety.
1971 – Dahlerau train disaster - worst railway accident in West Germany, near Wuppertal.
1975 – Dibble's Bridge coach crash near Grassington, North Yorkshire, England.
1980 – Gwangju Massacre - South Korean troops retake the city of Gwangju from civil militias.
1995 – Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition, in Culpeper, Virginia.
1996 – Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets Chechnyan rebels & negotiates a cease-fire (First Chechnya War).
1998 – Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison for failing to warn authorities about the Oklahoma City bombing plot.
1999 – Slobodan Milošević & 4 others are indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands for war crimes & crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.
2006 – May 2006 Java earthquake strikes at Bantul & the city of Yogyakarta killing over 6,600 people.

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