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27 May

1293 – Japan – Earthquake measuring 7.1Mw, epicentre in Kantō region followed by tsunami, 23,024 killed.

1153 – Scotland – Coronation of Malcolm IV. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_IV_of_Scotland

1199 – England – Coronation of John Lackland at Westminster Abbey. http://professor-moriarty.com/info/thisday/coronation-john-england-1199

1644 – China – Battle of Shanhai Pass (Qing Conquest over the Ming). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shanhai_Pass

1655 – Jamaica – Invasion of Jamaica ended (Anglo-Spanish War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Jamaica

1703 – Russia – Saint Petersburg founded. http://www.saint-petersburg.com/history/foundation.asp

1776 – Canada – Battle of the Cedars began (American Revolutionary War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_The_Cedars

1798 – Ireland – Battle of Oulart Hill, Wexford (United Irishmen Rebellion). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Oulart_Hill

1799 – Switzerland – Battle of Winterthur (War of the Second Coalition). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Winterthur_(1799)

1813 – Canada – Battle of Fort George ended (War of 1812). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_George

1832 – Ottoman Empire – Siege of Acre (Egyptian-Ottoman War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibrahim_Pasha_of_Egypt#Campaigns_in_Syria

1860 – Sicily – Battle of Palermo began (Italian Unification). http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_palermo_1860.html

1883 – Russia – Coronation of Alexander III as Tsar. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_III_of_Russia

1896 – USA – Tornado hit St. Louis, Missouri and East Saint Louis, Illionois, 255 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1896_St._Louis%E2%80%93East_St._Louis_tornado

1905 – Japan – Battle of Tsushima began (Russo-Japanese War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tsushima

1907 – USA – Bubonic Plague broke out in San francisco, California. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/dm00bu.html

1919 – Portugal – The Curtiss NC-4 became first aircraft to fly across Atlantic Ocean. https://youtu.be/K6E696hr420  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtiss_NC-4


1930 – USA – The Chrysler Building, New York, opened to the public. https://youtu.be/N8GVquWgVSU  http://www.nyc-architecture.com/MID/MID021.htm

1933 – USA – Disney cartoon Three Little Pigs released. https://youtu.be/vM47onzkGek http://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/walt-disneys-three-little-pigs-1933/

1933 – USA – Century of Progress World Fair opened in Chicago, Illinois. https://youtu.be/QGfRgU4cPrY  https://www.chicagohs.org/history/century.html

1934 – USA – Battle of Toledo ended (Auto-Lite Strike). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto-Lite_strike#The_.22Battle_of_Toledo.22


1937 – USA – Golden Gate Bridge, California opened to pedestrians. https://youtu.be/30ihKbigYhE  http://goldengatebridge.org/research/OpeningFiestaWeek.php

1940 – France – Le Paradise Massacre (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Paradis_massacre

1941 – North Atlantic – German battleship Bismark sunk (WWII). https://youtu.be/PGMwFZTeWH8 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_battleship_Bismarck

1942 – Bohemia & Moravia – Operation Anthropoid (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Anthropoid

1949 – USA – Trans-Air Hawaii plane crashed at Maui, HI, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490527-0

1950 – USA – Regina Cargo Airlines plane crashed at Teterboro Airport, NJ, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500527-0

1951 – South Korea – Royal Hellenic Air Force plane crashed near Daegu Air Base, 5 killed (Korean War). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510527-0

1953 – NZ – RNZAF plane crashed near Blenheim-Woodbourne Airport, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530527-0

1953 – Russia – Two Aeroflot planes crashed in Kemerovo Region, 27 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530527-1

1958 – Ceylon – Anti-Tamil Pogrom & Riots ended, 300 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1958_anti-Tamil_pogrom

1960 – Turkey – Turkish Coup D’état. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960_Turkish_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat

1962 – USA – Centralia mine fire began. https://youtu.be/ow4UERykRbg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia_mine_fire

1971 – Germany – Two trains collided near Wuppertal, 46 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dahlerau_train_disaster

1975 – UK – Coach crash at Grassington, N. Yorkshire, 32 killed. http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/features/the-day-tragedy-came-to-the-dales-1-2368878

1977 – Cuba – Aeroflot Flight 331 crashed in Havana, 69 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19770527-0

1980 – South Korea – Gwangju Uprising ended. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwangju_Uprising

1995 – Russia – Earthquake measuring 7.6Mw, epicentre in Neftegorsk, 2,000 killed. http://www.nytimes.com/1995/05/29/world/quake-on-russian-island-in-pacific-kills-at-least-300.html

2001 – Philippines – Dos Palmas Kidnappings began. https://youtu.be/5jYUBpr_ouM WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dos_Palmas_kidnappings

2006 – Indonesia – Earthquake measuring 6.3Mw, epicentre in Java, 5,782 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/5022558.stm

2010 – Vanuatu – Earthquake measuring 7.1Mw. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/may/28/tsunami-warning-vanuatu-south-pacific