On This Day: May 27th

This is 148th day of the year and 218 days remain in the year.

in history
The first recorded execution of a witch reportedly took place in Massachusetts when Achsah Young was hanged.
St. Petersburg was founded by Czar Peter the Great.
The Queen Mary left England on its maiden voyage, arriving in France four hours later.
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opened.
British ships sank the German battleship Bismarck off the coast of France, resulting in the loss of 2,300 lives.
Nobel-prize winning dissident, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia after 20 years in exile.
After a year and a half of bloodshed, Russian President Boris Yeltsin met with the leader of the Chechen rebels and negotiated a cease-fire.
Slobodan Milosevic was indicted by the International War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague for crimes against humanity.
May 27 Birthdays
Henry KissingerPronunciation: [kis´unjur]
1923–, American political scientist and U.S. Secretary of State (1973–77), born in Fürth, Germany.
Wild Bill Hickokfrontier marshal
Rachel Louise Carsonbiologist, author
Dashiell Hammettwriter
Julia Ward Howeauthor and social reformer
John Cheevernovelist
Cornelius Vanderbiltindustrialist, financier

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