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Saturday, May 27, 2017

This is 147th day of the year and 218 days remain in the year.

in history
1647
The first recorded execution of a witch reportedly took place in Massachusetts when Achsah Young was hanged.
1703
St. Petersburg was founded by Czar Peter the Great.
1936
The Queen Mary left England on its maiden voyage, arriving in France four hours later.
1937
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opened.
1941
British ships sank the German battleship Bismarck off the coast of France, resulting in the loss of 2,300 lives.
1994
Nobel-prize winning dissident, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia after 20 years in exile.
1996
After a year and a half of bloodshed, Russian President Boris Yeltsin met with the leader of the Chechen rebels and negotiated a cease-fire.
1999
Slobodan Milosevic was indicted by the International War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague for crimes against humanity.
May 27 Birthdays Henry Kissinger Pronunciation: [kis´unjur]
1923–, American political scientist and U.S. Secretary of State (1973–77), born in Fürth, Germany.
Wild Bill Hickok frontier marshal
Rachel Louise Carson biologist, author
Dashiell Hammett writer
Julia Ward Howe author and social reformer
John Cheever novelist
Cornelius Vanderbilt industrialist, financier



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