Wednesday, May 27, 2020 (Week 22)

Today in History

What happened today in history?

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

This day in History

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.

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  • Charles M. Thomas
    11-26-2017 at 04:30 UTC

    I COULDN'T REMEMBER THE DAY IT WAS AND I CAME UPON YOUR SITE, I LIKE IT AND GOING TO TELL ALL MY FRIENDS OLD AND YOUNG.

    ALSO LIKED "This Day in History" along with all the other information I can receive. Going to save this page and each morning it will be "REQUIRED READING".

    Sincerely,
    Chuck Thomas
    Butler, PA

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