May 27 events in history

927 Death of Simeon I the Great, the first Bulgarian to be recognized as Emperor
1120 Richard III of Capua is anointed as Prince two weeks before his untimely death
1153 Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland
1199 John is crowned King of England
1644 Manchu regent Dorgon defeats rebel leader Li Zicheng of the Shun dynasty at the Battle of Shanhai Pass, allowing the Manchus to enter and conquer the capital city of Beijing
1703 Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg
1798 The Battle of Oulart Hill takes place in Wexford, Ireland
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
1813 War of 1812: In Canada, American forces capture Fort George
1849 The Great Hall of Euston station in London is opened
1860 Giuseppe Garibaldi begins his attack on Palermo, Sicily, as part of the Italian Unification
1863 American Civil War: First Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson
1874 The first group of Dorsland trekkers under the leadership of Gert Alberts leaves Pretoria
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
1907 Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco, California
1908 Khilafat Day – the day of establishment of Khilafat in Islam Ahmadiyya
1919 The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight
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 feet (319 m) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public
1933 New Deal: The U.S. Federal Securities Act is signed into law requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission
1933 The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon Three Little Pigs, with its hit song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?"
1933 The Century of Progress World's Fair opens in Chicago, Illinois
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
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: The U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims an "unlimited national emergency"
1941 World War II: The German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men
1942 World War II: In Operation Anthropoid, Reinhard Heydrich is fatally wounded in Prague; he dies of his injuries eight days later
1958 The F-4 Phantom II makes its first flight
1960 In Turkey, a military coup removes President Celal Bayar and the rest of the democratic government from office
1962 The Centralia mine fire is ignited in the town's landfill above a coal mine
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
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
1968 Major League Baseball's National League awards Montreal the first franchise in Canada and the first franchise outside the United States. (the Montreal Expos)
1971 The Dahlerau train disaster, the worst railway accident in West Germany, kills 46 people and injures 25 near Wuppertal
1975 Dibbles Bridge Coach Crash near Grassington, in North Yorkshire, England, kills 33 – the highest ever death toll in a road accident in the United Kingdom
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 Dragon Quest, the game credited as setting the template for role-playing video games, is released in Japan
1995 In Culpeper, Virginia, the actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition
1996 First Chechnya War: the Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets with Chechnyan rebels for the first time and negotiates a cease-fire
1997 The unusual tornado outbreak in Jarrell, Texas
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 Oklahoma City bombing: Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot
2001 Members of the Islamist separatist group Abu Sayyaf seize twenty hostages from an affluent island resort on Palawan in the Philippines; the hostage crisis would not be resolved until June 2002
2006 The May 2006 Java earthquake strikes devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta killing over 6,600 people