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1941FDR declares state of emergency due to Germany's sinking of Robin Moor

1979Pope John Paul II ordains John J O'Conner as a bishop

1938Bradman scores his 1000th cricket run of English season, earliest to do so

1935Supreme Court declares FDR's Natl Recovery Act unconstitutional

1703St Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Russian Tsar Peter the Great

1985Inaugural bands parade for President Reagan

1968George Halas retires from coaching, finishing with 318 regular-season wins and 6 NFL titles

1997Russian Pres Boris Yeltsin signs a historic treaty with NATO

1990Pat Bradley wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

1975Paul McCartney releases "Venus & Mars"

1963Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st Prime Minister of Kenya

1948Hank Greenberg buys an interest in the Cleveland Indians

1969Jerry Lewis Show second run, last airs on NBC-TV

1986President Reagan orderes 2 Poseidon-class submarines be dismantled

May 27th Historical Events
Date Event
927
Battle of the Bosnian Highlands: Simeon I of Bulgaria is defeated by King Tomislav of Croatia. 
1120
Richard III of Capua is anointed as prince two weeks before his untimely death. 
1281
Flemish Earl Gwijde Dampierre takes financial responsibility of Brugge 
1328
French King Philip VI Valois crowned 
1529
30 Jews of Posing Hungary, charged with blood ritual, burned at stake 
1660
Denmark & Sweden sign ceasefire 
1679
Habeaus Corpus Act (strengthening person's right to challenge unlawful arrest & imprisonment) passes in England 
1689
Anthonie Heinsius succeeds G Fagel as pension advisor of Holland 
1692
Court of Oyer and Terminer established by Governor of Massachusetts to hear accussations of witchcraft 
1703
St Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Russian Tsar Peter the Great 
1738
Turkish troops occupy Orsova & Ochakov 
1796
James S McLean patents his piano 
1798
The Battle of Oulart Hill takes place in Wexford, Ireland. 
1813
Americans capture Ft George, Canada 
1849
The Great Hall of Euston station in London is opened. 
1850
Mormon Temple in Nauvoo, Illinois, destroyed by tornado 
1854
Marine Telegraph from Ft Point to SF completed 
1856
Doctor William Palmer found guilty of poisoning 
1862
Battle of Hanover Court House, VA (Slash Church, Peake's Station) 
1863
CSS Chattahoochie explodes on Chattahoochie River GA, 18 die 
1863
Siege of Port Hudson LA 
1864
Skirmish at Salem Church (Haw's Shop), Virginia 
1878
6th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Duke of Magenta wins in 2:41.75 
1878
Australians Cricket 41 & 12-1 defeat MCC 33 & 19 
1881
9th Preakness: T Costello aboard Saunterer wins in 2:40.5 
1882
10th Preakness: T Costello aboard Vanguard wins in 2:44.5 
1883
Tsar Alexander III crowned in Moscow 
1893
Audath Yisroel forms at Kattowitz (Katowice) Poland 
1895
British inventor Birt Acres patents film camera/projector 
1896
Bay District Race Track closes 
1896
Tornado hit St Louis, killing 255 & leaving thousands homeless 
1898
Arthur Pinero's "Trelawney of the Wells" premieres in London 
1900
Lord Roberts' army fights the Vaal in South Africa 
1902
27th Preakness: L Jackson aboard Old England wins in 1:45.8 
1903
37th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Africander wins in 2:21.75 
1903
Queen Wilhelmina opens Berlages Merchants bureau in Amsterdam 
1904
NL record of 5 stolen bases in a game (Dennis McGann, NY Giants) 
1905
30th Preakness: W Davis aboard Cairngore wins in 1:45.8 
1905
Japanese fleet destroys Russian East Sea fleet in Straits of Tushima 
1906
1st outlining of Gustav Mahler's 6th symphony, in Essen 
1907
Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Francisco 
1908
Maulana Hakeem Noor-ud-Din iss elected the first Khalifa of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. 
1916
Groundbreaking begins on Hugh Grant Circle in Bronx 
1916
President Wilson addresses the League to Enforce Peace, founded in 1915, and gives public support to the idea of a league of nations 
1917
Race riot in East St Louis Illinois, 1 black killed 
1918
Battle of Aisne 
1919
1st transatlantic flight ends; US Navy flying boat takes 11 days 
1920
Tatar ASSR forms in Russian SFSR 
1921
After 84 years of British control, Afghanistan achieves sovereignty 
1927
Japanese military intervention in Chinese civil war 
1927
Thomas Masaryk elected Czechoslovakia president 
1929
2nd Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland, 7-5 at Moortown, England 
1930
Richard Drew invents masking tape 
1930
The 1,046-foot (319-meter) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public. 
1931
1st full scale wind tunnel for testing airplanes, Langley Field Va 
1931
Piccard & Knipfer make 1st flight into stratosphere, by balloon 
1933
Austrian communist party banned 
1933
Century of Progress Exposition opens in Chicago 
1933
Federal Securities Act signed 
1933
Trailing 11-3, Yanks score 12 runs in 8th & beat White Sox 15-11 
1933
Walt Disney's "3 Little Pigs" released 
1935
Supreme Court declares FDR's Natl Recovery Act unconstitutional 
1936
RMS Queen Mary leaves Southampton for NY on maiden voyage 
1937
Carl Hubbell wins his 24th consecutive game (since July 17, 1936) 
1937
Golden Gate Bridge, SF, dedicated 
1938
Bradman scores his 1000th cricket run of English season, earliest to do so 
1940
British & French begin evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo) during WWII 
1940
World War II: In the Le Paradis massacre, 97 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are shot after surrendering to German troops. 
1941
Allied troops begin evacuating Crete 
1941
FDR declares state of emergency due to Germany's sinking of Robin Moor 
1941
German battleship Bismarck sunk by British naval force 
1942
Dorie Miller awarded navy cross for deeds at Pearl Harbor 
1942
Hitler orders 10,000 Czechs murdered 
1942
Italian army begin siege of French western Fort Bir Hachim 
1942
Reinhard Heydrich, Nazi "Deputy Reich Protector of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia" is shot & mortally wounded in Prague in in Operation Anthropoid 
1943
French resistance under Jean Moulin meets secretly in Paris 
1943
US forbids racial discrimination in war industry 
1944
Allies land on Biak, Indonesia (operation Horlicks) 
1944
Japanese advance in Hangkhou China 
1944
Jean-Paul Sartres' "Huis Clos" premieres in Paris 
1948
Arabs blow up Jewish synagogue Hurvat Rabbi Yehudah he-Hasid 
1948
Hank Greenberg buys an interest in the Cleveland Indians 
1949
Indians start 12-17, owner Bill Veeck arranges a "Second Opening Day" 
1949
Martin Canine, cartoon character, spoofs Martin Kane 
1949
Russian stop train traffic West-Berlin 
1950
"Arms & the Girl" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 134 performances 
1950
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Wallace Stevens 
1951
Chinese Communists force Dalai Lama to surrender his army to Beijing 
1951
Maritime Museum at Aquatic Park, SF opens 
1952
European Defense Community forms 
1953
Dutch social democratic/Dutch Liberal Party win municipal elections 
1955
Boston Red Sox Norm Zauchin gets 10 RBIs, beating Senators 16-0 
1955
Red Buttons Show, last airs on NBC-TV 
1956
French raid in Algiers 
1956
US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests) 
1957
Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format. 
1958
Ernest Green & 600 whites graduate from Little Rock's Central HS 
1958
Vanguard SLV-1 launched for Earth orbit (failed) 
1958
Maiden flight of the F-4 Phantom II 
1960
1st use of oversized catching mitt (Balt Oriole Clint Courtney) 
1960
Balt manager Paul Richards devises oversized catcher's mitt 
1960
Military coup overthrows democratic government of Turkey 
1961
1st black light is sold 
1961
Fiorentina wins 1st Europe Cup II in Florence 
1961
Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' ½" 
1962
Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open 
1963
Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st Prime Minister of Kenya 
1964
"From Russia With Love" premieres in US 
1964
Inter Milan wins 9th Europe Cup 1 in Vienna 
1965
Inter Milan wins 10th Europe Cup 1 in Milan 
1966
55th German F-104 Starfighter crashes 
1966
6 French fighters crash above Spain 
1967
"Sherry!" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 65 performances 
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. 
1968
6th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 4-3 
1968
NL awards Montreal & SD major league franchises 
1968
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. 
1968
George Halas retires from coaching, finishing with 318 regular-season wins and 6 NFL titles 
1969
Jerry Lewis Show second run, last airs on NBC-TV 
1969
Walt Disney World construction begins 
1970
British expedition climbs south face of Annapurna I 
1970
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1971
23rd Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland, 13-11 
1971
UCLA wins NCAA basketball championship 
1972
"Applause" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 900 performances 
1972
"Jimmy Castor Bunch's Troglodyte" (Cave Man) hits #6 
1972
Indianapolis 500: Mark Donohue wins in 3:04:23.851 (262.262 km/h) 
1973
Rick Wohlhuter runs record 880 yards in 1:44.6 
1974
Pirates Ken Brett no-hits Padres until 9th inning 
1975
Paul McCartney releases "Venus & Mars" 
1975
Stanley Cup: Phila Flyers beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 2 
1975
Worst motor vehicle disaster in UK; bus full of elderly women plunges Dibble's Bridge Yorkshire, killing 38 
1976
"Something's Afoot" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 61 performances 
1977
2 Boeing 747s by Pan Am & KLM collide in Canary Islands, killing 582 
1977
New York City fines George Willig 1 cent for each of 110 stories he climbed 
1979
Penny Pulz wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic 
1979
Pope John Paul II ordains John J O'Conner as a bishop 
1979
Indianapolis 500: Rick Mears wins in 3:08:47.950 (255.723 km/h) 
1980
South Korean police ends people's uprising; 2,000 killed 
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. 
1981
John Hinckley attempts suicide by overdosing on Tylenol 
1981
Lenny Randle tries to blow a slow roller foul but umpire says no 
1981
Liverpool wins 26th Europe Cup 1 at Paris 
1981
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1982
New owners purchase NHL Colorado Rockies, & get approval to move them to NJ Meadowlands (Devils) 
1982
"Do Black Patent Leather Shoes..." opens at Alvin NYC for 5 perfs 
1982
John McMullen buys NHL Colorodo Rockies & gets approval to move to NJ 
1983
Former EPA official Rita Lavelle indicted for contempt of Congress 
1984
Beth Henley's "Miss Firecracker contest" premieres in NYC 
1984
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic 
1984
Manuela Manleeva wins 3 singles tennis matches in one day 
1984
Indianapolis 500: Rick Mears wins in 3:03:21.638 (263.308 km/h) 
1985
Britain agrees to return Hong Kong to China in 1997 
1985
Inaugural bands parade for President Reagan 
1986
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1986
Norway Showcase groundbreaking 
1986
President Reagan orderes 2 Poseidon-class submarines be dismantled 
1987
Jim & Tammy Bakker appear on "Nightline" after PTL scandal 
1987
Postage wins 32nd Europe Cup 1 in Vienna 
1987
Yank Phil Niekro is 3rd pitcher to make 700th start (Young & Sutton) 
1988
Senate ratified a treaty eliminating medium-range nuclear missiles 
1990
74th Indianapolis 500 runs 
1990
Caesar Gaviria Trujillo chosen pres of Colombia 
1990
Jan Stephenson wins J C Penney LPGA Golf Skins Game 
1990
Pat Bradley wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic 
1990
Radical Democratic Party holds 1st political meetings in Moscow 
1991
Austrian Boeing 767-300 explodes at Bangkok, 223 die 
1993
Dale Murphy ends carreer at 398 HRs 
1993
Mafia bombs Uffizi Museum in Florence, killing 6 
1994
Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia after 20 years in exile 
1994
Final broadcast of Arsenio Hall talk show 
1994
Flintstones live action movie opens 
1994
Larry King ended his radio show 
1995
In Culpeper, Virginia, actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition. 
1997
1st all female (20 British women) team reaches North Pole 
1997
Indianapolis 500: Arie Luyendyk wins his 2nd Indy 500 
1997
Judge finds Pamela Lee not guilty of breaking a contract 
1997
Major league revenue sharing begins, NY Yanks pay out most $28M 
1997
Marv Albert pleads innocent to charges of sexual assault 
1997
Russian Pres Boris Yeltsin signs a historic treaty with NATO 
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 Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo. 
2001
Indianapolis 500: Hélio Castroneves wins in 3:31:54.180 (227.841 km/h) 
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. 
2007
Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 2:44:03.5608 (244.257 km/h) 
2009
South Africa enters the global recession; the first recession for South Africa in 17 years 
2012
A NATO airstrike kills a family of eight, including six children, in Afghanistan 
2012
Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 2:58.51.2532 (269.934 km/h) 
2013
75 people are killed and 200 are injured in a wave of bombings across Iraq 
2013
The largest flag ever made at 5 tons with 44 miles of thread is unveiled in Romania 
2016
President Obama Visits Hiroshima 
2016
Rapper Troy Ave Is Arrested After Fatal Shooting at TI Concert 
2016
2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee crowns co-champions...again 
2016
Google defeats Oracle in Java code copyright case 
2017
Ariana Grande to hold concert in Manchester for bombing victims 
2017
US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with NKorea on mind 
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