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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May 27 - This Day in History

May 27 : General Interest
1941 : 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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thomas-jefferson-writes-to-john-adams

Automotive
1937 : Golden Gate Bridge opens
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/golden-gate-bridge-opens-to-public

Civil War
1863 : Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus is challenged
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ex-parte-merryman-issued

Cold War
1972 : SALT agreements signed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/salt-agreements-signed

Crime
2005 : Murder suspect spends third day perched on crane
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/murder-suspect-spends-third-day-perched-on-crane

Disaster
1997 : Tornado levels Texas subdivision
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tornado-levels-texas-subdivision

General Interest
1703 : St. Petersburg founded by Peter the Great
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/st-petersburg-founded-by-peter-the-great
1905 : The Battle of Tsushima Strait
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-battle-of-tsushima-strait
1937 : Golden Gate Bridge opens
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/golden-gate-bridge-opens
1994 : Solzhenitsyn returns to Russia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/solzhenitsyn-returns-to-russia

Hollywood
2006 : Hollywood power couple welcomes child
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hollywood-power-couple-welcomes-child

Literary
1894 : Hard-boiled mystery writer Dashiell Hammett is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hard-boiled-mystery-writer-dashiell-hammett-is-born

Music
1963 : Dylan's breakthrough album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, is released
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dylans-breakthrough-album-the-freewheelin-bob-dylan-is-released

Old West
1831 : Commanche kill mountain man Jedediah Smith
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/commanche-kill-mountain-man-jedediah-smith

Presidential
1941 : FDR proclaims an unlimited national emergency
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-proclaims-an-unlimited-national-emergency

Sports
1972 : Mark Donohue sets record at Indy 500
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mark-donohue-sets-record-at-indy-500

Vietnam War
1965 : U.S. warships begin bombardment of Viet Cong targets
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-warships-begin-bombardment-of-viet-cong-targets
1971 : Sweden announces support to Viet Cong
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sweden-announces-support-to-viet-cong

World War I
1918 : Third Battle of the Aisne begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/third-battle-of-the-aisne-begins

World War II
1940 : British evacuation of Dunkirk turns savage as Germans commit atrocity
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-evacuation-of-dunkirk-turns-savage-as-germans-commit-atrocity
1943 : U.S. Olympian Louie Zamperini's plane goes down in the Pacific
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-olympian-louie-zamperinis-plane-goes-down-in-the-pacific

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