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May 27th, 2006 (May 27 2006)EventThe 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.
May 27th, 1999 (May 27 1999)EventThe International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Milosevic and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.
May 27th, 1998 (May 27 1998)EventOklahoma City bombing: Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot.
May 27th, 1997 (May 27 1997)EventThe U.S. Supreme Court rules that Paula Jones can pursue her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton while he is in office.Bill Clinton Quotes
May 27th, 1997 (May 27 1997)EventA F5 tornado strikes Jarrell, Texas killing 27 people.
May 27th, 1996 (May 27 1996)EventFirst Chechnya War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets with Chechnyan rebels for the first time and negotiates a cease-fire.Boris Yeltsin Quotes
May 27th, 1995 (May 27 1995)EventIn Culpeper, Virginia, actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition.Christopher Reeve Quotes
May 27th, 1980 (May 27 1980)EventThe 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.An Wang Quotes
May 27th, 1975 (May 27 1975)EventThe Dibble s Bridge coach crash near Grassington, North Yorkshire, England kills 32 (the highest ever death toll in a road accident in the United Kingdom).
May 27th, 1971 (May 27 1971)EventThe Dahlerau train disaster, the worst railway accident in West Germany, kills 46 people and injures 25 near Wuppertal.
May 27th, 1968 (May 27 1968)EventThe meeting of the Union Nationale des Etudiants de France (National Union of the Students of France) takes place. 30,000 to 50,000 people gather in the Stade Sebastien Charlety.
May 27th, 1967 (May 27 1967)EventAustralians 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.
May 27th, 1967 (May 27 1967)EventThe U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) is christened by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline.John F. Kennedy Quotes
May 27th, 1965 (May 27 1965)EventVietnam War: American warships begin the first bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam.
May 27th, 1960 (May 27 1960)EventIn Turkey, a military coup removes President Celal Bayar and the rest of the democratic government from office.
May 27th, 1958 (May 27 1958)EventThe F-4 Phantom II first flight.
May 27th, 1957 (May 27 1957)EventToronto s CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada s first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n Roll music format.
May 27th, 1942 (May 27 1942)EventWorld War II: In Operation Anthropoid Reinhard Heydrich is assassinated in Prague.Reinhard Heydrich Quotes
May 27th, 1941 (May 27 1941)EventWorld War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims an "unlimited national emergency".
May 27th, 1941 (May 27 1941)EventWorld War II: The German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men.
May 27th, 1940 (May 27 1940)EventWorld War II: In the Le Paradis massacre, 97 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are shot after surrendering to German troops.
May 27th, 1939 (May 27 1939)EventDC Comics publishes its second superhero in Detective Comics #27; he is Batman, one of the most topical comic book superheroes of all time.
May 27th, 1937 (May 27 1937)EventIn California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.
May 27th, 1935 (May 27 1935)EventNew Deal: The Supreme Court of the United States declares the National Industrial Recovery Act to be unconstitutional in A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, (295 U.S. 495).
May 27th, 1933 (May 27 1933)EventNew Deal: The U.S. Federal Securities Act is signed into law requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.
May 27th, 1933 (May 27 1933)EventThe Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon The Three Little Pigs, with its hit song "Who s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?"Walt Disney Quotes
May 27th, 1933 (May 27 1933)EventThe Century of Progress World s Fair opens in Chicago, Illinois.
May 27th, 1930 (May 27 1930)EventThe 1,046-foot (319-meter) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.
May 27th, 1927 (May 27 1927)EventThe Ford Motor Company ceases manufacturing the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make Ford Model As.
May 27th, 1919 (May 27 1919)EventThe NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.
May 27th, 1908 (May 27 1908)EventMaulana Hakeem Noor-ud-Din iss elected the first Khalifa of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
May 27th, 1907 (May 27 1907)EventA Bubonic plague outbreak begins in San Francisco, California.
May 27th, 1905 (May 27 1905)EventRusso-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima begins.
May 27th, 1896 (May 27 1896)EventThe F4-strength St. Louis-East St. Louis Tornado hits in St. Louis, Missouri and East Saint Louis, Illinois, killing at least 255 people and causing $2.9 billion in damages (1997 USD).
May 27th, 1895 (May 27 1895)EventOscar Wilde is imprisoned for sodomy.Oscar Wilde Quotes
May 27th, 1883 (May 27 1883)EventAlexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.
May 27th, 1860 (May 27 1860)EventGiuseppe Garibaldi begins his attack on Palermo, Sicily, as part of the Italian Unification.
May 27th, 1849 (May 27 1849)EventThe Great Hall of Euston station in London is opened.
May 27th, 1813 (May 27 1813)EventWar of 1812: In Canada, American forces capture Fort George.
May 27th, 1812 (May 27 1812)EventSouth American Wars of Independence: In Bolivia, the Battle of La Coronilla, in which the women from Cochabamba fight against the Spanish army.
May 27th, 1798 (May 27 1798)EventThe Battle of Oulart Hill takes place in Wexford, Ireland.
May 27th, 1703 (May 27 1703)EventTsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.
May 27th, 1647 (May 27 1647)EventPeter Stuyvesant was inaugurated as Director-General of New Netherland.
May 27th, 1328 (May 27 1328)EventPhilip VI is crowned King of France.
May 27th, 1153 (May 27 1153)EventMalcolm IV becomes King of Scotland.
May 27th, 1120 (May 27 1120)EventRichard III of Capua is anointed as prince two weeks before his untimely death.
May 27th, 0927 (May 27 0927)EventBattle of the Bosnian Highlands: Simeon I of Bulgaria is defeated by King Tomislav of Croatia.

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