Today in History - May 27

927 - Battle of the Bosnian Highlands - Simeon I of Bulgaira is defeated by King Tomislav of Croatia

1328 - French King Philip VI Valois crowned

1660 - Denmark & Sweden sign The Treaty of Copenhagen, ends Second Northern War

1796 - James S McLean patents his piano

1798 - The Battle of Oulart Hill

1813 - Americans capture Ft George, Canada

1849 - Opening of the Great Hall at Euston station in London

1850 - Mormon Temple in Nauvoo, Illinois, destroyed by tornado

1895 - British inventor Birt Acres patents film camera/projector



1907 - Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Francisco

1921 - After 84 years of British control, Afghanistan achieves sovereignty

1930 - Richard Drew invents masking tape

1930 - Chrysler Building in New York, the tallest man-made structure (319-meter) at the time opens

1931 - Piccard & Knipfer make 1st flight into stratosphere, by balloon

1933 - Walt Disney's '3 Little Pigs' released

1938 - Bradman scores his 1000th cricket run of English season

1941 - FDR declares state of emergency due to Germany's sinking of Robin Moor

1942 - Hitler orders 10,000 Czechs murdered

1952 - European Defense Community forms

1961 - 1st black light is sold

1963 - Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st Prime Minister of Kenya

1969 - Walt Disney World construction begins

1985 - Britain agrees to return Hong Kong to China in 1997

1995 - Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition in Virginia

2009 - South Africa enters the global recession; the first recession in 17 years

2013 - The largest flag ever made at 5 tons with 44 miles of thread is unveiled in Romania


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