Saturday, April 13, 2024 (Week 15)

May 27 in History

What happened on May 27 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on may 27 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on may 27 in history.

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1999
The international war crimes tribunal indicts Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic for war atrocities.
1972
President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet Communist Party chief Leonid Brezhnev sign an arms reduction agreement.
1969
Construction begins on Walt Disney World in Florida.
1960
A military coup overthrows the democratic government of Turkey.
1944
American General Douglas MacArthur lands on Biak Island in New Guinea.
1942
German General Erwin Rommel begins a major offensive in Libya with his Afrika Korps.
1941
The German battleship Bismarck is sunk by British naval and air forces.
1937
San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge opens.
1935
The Supreme Court declares President Franklin Roosevelt‘s National Recovery Act unconstitutional.
1929
Colonel Charles Lindbergh marries Anne Spencer Morrow.
1919
A U.S. Navy seaplane completes the first transatlantic flight.
1907
The Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Francisco.
1813
Americans capture Fort George, Canada.
1668
Three colonists are expelled from Massachusetts for being Baptists.
1647
Achsah Young becomes the first woman known to be executed as a witch in Massachusetts.
1564
John Calvin, one of the dominant figures of the Protestant Reformation, dies in Geneva.