Sunday, May 27, 2012

27th of May

It is the 147th day of the year, with only 218 days remaining until the end of the year.

1703 - Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.

1863 - First assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson.

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 1,046 foot Chrysler Building in New York City, opens to the public.

1933 - The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon Three Little Pigs, with its hit song " Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?"

1937 - In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.

1941 - The German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men.

1942 - In Operation Anthropoid, Reinhard Heydrich is assassinated in Prague.

1962 - An underground mine fire in Centralia, Pennsylvania begins.

1967 - The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy is launched by Jacqueline Kennedy and hre daughter Caroline.

1995 - In Culpeper, Virginia, actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition.

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.

1998 - Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot/

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