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