About May 27

May 27, 2021 is the 147th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 218 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 250 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 27

  • 1153
    Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland.
  • 1798
    The Battle of Oulart Hill takes place in Wexford, Ireland.
  • 1799
    War of the Second Coalition: Austrian forces defeats the French at Winterthur, Switzerland, securing control of the northeastern Swiss Plateau because of the town’s location at the junction of seven cross-roads.
  • 1860
    Giuseppe Garibaldi begins his attack on Palermo, Sicily, as part of the Italian Unification.
  • 1883
    Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.
  • 1905
    Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima begins.
  • 1907
    Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco, California.
  • 1927
    The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.
  • 1930
    The 1046 ft Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.
  • 1933
    The Century of Progress World’s Fair opens in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1940
    World War II: In the Le Paradis massacre, 99 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are shot after surrendering to German troops. Two survive.
  • 1941
    World War II: The German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men.
  • 1941
    World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims an “unlimited national emergency”.
  • 1942
    World War II: In Operation Anthropoid, Reinhard Heydrich is assassinated in Prague.
  • 1957
    Toronto‘s CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada’s first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n’Roll music format.
  • 1958
    The F-4 Phantom II makes its first flight.
  • 1960
    In Turkey, a military coup removes President Celal Bayar and the rest of the democratic government from office.
  • 1971
    The Dahlerau train disaster, the worst railway accident in West Germany, kills 46 people and injures 25 near Wuppertal.
  • 1995
    In Culpeper, Virginia, actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition.
  • 1996
    First Chechnya War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets with Chechnyan rebels for the first time and negotiates a cease-fire.

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