Merriam-Webster dictionary defines history as a branch of knowledge that records and explains past events. It’s a chronological record of significant events often including an explanation of their causes. The earliest known use of the word history was in the 14th century.

Today In HistoryThis website utilizes entries from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are currently 105,060 records in our database. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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About May 27

May 27, 2024 is the 148th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 218 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

You can browse the full year calendar in case you need it.

Gemini is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 247 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 27

  • 1863
    American Civil War: First Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson.
  • 1883
    Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.
  • 1919
    The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.
  • 1933
    The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon Three Little Pigs, with its hit song “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?”
  • 1935
    New 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).
  • 1960
    In Turkey, a military coup removes President Celal Bayar and the rest of the democratic government from office.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: American warships begin the first bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam.
  • 1980
    The 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.
  • 1986
    the game credited as setting the template for role-playing video games, Dragon Quest is released in Japan.
  • 1998
    Oklahoma City bombing: Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot.

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