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.

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

What Happened On May 27

  • 1120
    Richard III of Capua is anointed as Prince two weeks before his untimely death.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 1919
    The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.
  • 1930
    The 1046 ft Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.
  • 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).
  • 1937
    In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy is launched by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline.
  • 1968
    The meeting of the Union Nationale des Étudiants de France (National Union of the Students of France) takes place. 30,000 to 50,000 people gather in the Stade Sebastien Charlety.
  • 1971
    The Dahlerau train disaster, the worst railway accident in West Germany, kills 46 people and injures 25 near Wuppertal.
  • 1986
    the game credited as setting the template for role-playing video games, Dragon Quest is released in Japan.
  • 1996
    First Chechnya War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets with Chechnyan rebels for the first time and negotiates a cease-fire.
  • 2005
    The first year of the Tunisian American Day, which became a yearly event
  • 2006
    The May 2006 Java earthquake strikes at 5:53:58 am local time (22:53:58 UTC May 26) devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta killing over 6,600 people.

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