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Monday, May 27, 2013

May 27 - The Day in History

May 27 : General Interest
Bismarck sunk by Royal Navy

On May 27, 1941, the British navy sinks the German battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic near France. The German death toll was more than 2,000... read more

American Revolution
1813 : Thomas Jefferson writes to John Adams

1937 : Golden Gate Bridge opens

Civil War
1863 : Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus is challenged

Cold War
1972 : SALT agreements signed

2005 : Murder suspect spends third day perched on crane

1997 : Tornado levels Texas subdivision

General Interest
1703 : St. Petersburg founded by Peter the Great
1905 : The Battle of Tsushima Strait
1937 : Golden Gate Bridge opens
1994 : Solzhenitsyn returns to Russia

2006 : Hollywood power couple welcomes child

1894 : Hard-boiled mystery writer Dashiell Hammett is born

1963 : Dylan's breakthrough album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, is released

Old West
1831 : Commanche kill mountain man Jedediah Smith

1941 : FDR proclaims an unlimited national emergency

1972 : Mark Donohue sets record at Indy 500

Vietnam War
1965 : U.S. warships begin bombardment of Viet Cong targets
1971 : Sweden announces support to Viet Cong

World War I
1918 : Third Battle of the Aisne begins

World War II
1940 : British evacuation of Dunkirk turns savage as Germans commit atrocity
1943 : U.S. Olympian Louie Zamperini's plane goes down in the Pacific


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