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.
  • 1703
    Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.
  • 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.
  • 1849
    The Great Hall of Euston station in London is opened.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: First Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson.
  • 1883
    Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.
  • 1896
    The F4-strength St. Louis-East St. Louis Tornado hits in St. Louis, Missouri and East Saint Louis, Illinois, killing at least 255 people and causing $2.9 billion in damage (1997 USD).
  • 1905
    Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima begins.
  • 1930
    The 1046 ft Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.
  • 1937
    In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.
  • 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: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims an “unlimited national emergency”.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: American warships begin the first bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam.
  • 1967
    Australians vote in favor of a constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians and to count them in the national census.
  • 1971
    The Dahlerau train disaster, the worst railway accident in West Germany, kills 46 people and injures 25 near Wuppertal.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that Paula Jones can pursue her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton while he is in office.

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