May 27 in History – What happened on 27 May in Past

27 May - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on May 27, the day number in a year is 147 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 148. May 27 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

May 27 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1153Malcolm IV became King of Scotland at the age of twelve.
1153Melkolam IV became King of Scotland.
1199John is crowned King of England. John was King of England until his death in 1216. Following the battle of Bouvines, John lost the duchy of Normandy to King Philip II of France, which resulted in the collapse of most of the Angevin Empire and contributed to the subsequent growth in power of the Capetian dynasty during the 13th century.
1199Joan was crowned King of England.
1644Manchu regent Dorgon defeated rebel leader Li Zicheng of theShun dynasty at the Battle of Shanhai Pass, allowing the Manchus toenter and conquer the capital city of Beijing.
1703Russian Tsar Peter I founded Saint Petersburg afterreconquering the Ingrian land from Sweden during the Great Northern War.
1717Spain united its South American colonies as the viceroyalty of New Grenada.
1799War of the Second Coalition-Austrian forces defeated theFrench and captured the strategically important town of Winterthur,Switzerland.
1799War of Winterthur: The Hobsberg army secured control of north-east Switzerland from the French army of the Danube.
1805Napoleon Bonaparte became emperor of Italy.
1856Doctor William Palmer Rowley Poisoner) was convicted of poisoning in Stafford, England.
1857Nana Sahib was captured at Kanpur. Nana Sahib, born as Dhondu Pant, was an Indian, Maratha aristocrat, who led the Kanpur rebellion during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. He was the adopted son of the exiled Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao II.
1874The first group of the Dorsland Trek, a series of explorationsundertaken by Boers in search of political independence and betterliving conditions, departed South Africa for Angola.
1895Film inventor was obtained by British inventor Bert Akres.
1896The St. Louis–East St. Louis tornado, one of the deadliest and most destructive tornadoes in US history, struck St. Louis, Missouri, and East St. Louis, Illinois, killing more than 255 people and injuring at least 1, 000 others.
1896Czar Nicholas II became the last emperor of Russia.
1906Maharashtra sahitya parishad was established in Pune. Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad is a literary institution situated in the West Indian state of Maharashtra for the purpose of the "furtherance of Marathi language and literature”. The Encyclopedia of Indian Literature considers it as Marathi's first representative literary body.
1908Khilafat Day – the day of establishment of Khilafat in Islam Ahmadiyya. Khilafat Day is celebrated annually on May 27 by members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in remembrance of the significance of the system of spiritual leadership within the community known as Khilafat.
1915HMS Princess Irene was obliterated by an explosion off Sheerness, United Kingdom with the loss of 352 lives.
1919The Curtiss NC-4 flying boat arrived in Lisbon, Portugal,becoming the first fixed-wing aircraft to complete a transatlanticflight under its own power.
1926Adopted the constitution in Lebanon.
1930Jayaprakash Narayan, arrested after Dandi March. Jayaprakash Narayan was an Indian independence activist, social reformer and political leader, remembered especially for leading the mid-1970s opposition against Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
1930Standing at 319 metres (1,047 ft), New York City's Chrysler Building opened as the world's tallest building before it was surpassedby the Empire State Building 11 months later.
1935The United States Supreme Court ruled in Schechter PoultryCorp. v. United States that the National Industrial Recovery Act, amajor component of the New Deal, was unconstitutional.
1942Czech fighters resisting Nazis in Prague ambushed and mortally wounded Reinhard Heydrich, the chief of Reich Security Main Office and the Protector of Bohemia and Moravia.
1952The use of Hindi language in addition to English language and of Devnagri form of numerals in addition to the international form of Indian numerals was authorised for warrants of appointments of Governors of State, Judges of the Supreme Court and Judges of the High Court.
1957Indian Copyright Act was passed. The Copyright Act, 1957 governs the subject of copyright law in India. The history of copyright law in India can be traced back to its colonial era under the British. The Copyright Act 1957 was the first post-independence copyright legislation in India and the law has been amended six times since 1957. The most recent amendment was in the year 2012, through the Copyright (Amendment) Act 2012.
1964Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru passed away at the age of 74. Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics for much of the 20th century. He was found dead in the office, cause of death is believed to be heart attack.
1967Australians overwhelmingly approved two amendments to theAustralian Constitution granting the government the power to make lawsto benefit Indigenous Australians and to count them in the nationalcensus.
1981The Soviet Union conducted a nuclear test in the eastern Kazakh region.
1983A massive explosion at an illegal fireworks factory nearBenton, Tennessee, US, killed eleven people and caused damage within aradius of several miles.
1986The European Community adopted the European flag. The Flag of Europe consists of a circle of 12 golden (yellow) stars on an azure background. It is the flag and emblem of the Council of Europe (CoE) and the European Union (EU). It is also often used to indicate euro zone countries, and, more loosely, to represent the continent of Europe or the countries of Europe independent of any of these institutions.
1994Nobel Literature Award-winning Russian writer Alexander Solkenitsyn returned home after ending 20 years of exile in the West.
1995American actor Christopher Reeve was thrown from his horse,leaving him a quadriplegic; he later became an activist on behalf ofpeople with spinal cord injuries.
1999The fifth Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle mission, PSLV-C2, took off, marks an important milestone in the Indian Space Programme. This is the first time that an Indian launch vehicle carried multiple satellites, one primary satellite IRS-P4, a 1036 kg Indian remote sensing satellite (IRS-P4) or OCEANSAT-1; and two auxiliary payloads into 720 km polar Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO).
2006An earthquake measuring about 6.3 Mw struck near the city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia on the southern side of the island of Java, killing at least 5, 700 people, injuring at least 36, 000, and leaving at least 1.5 million homeless.
2006More than six thousand people died in a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Java island of Indonesia.
2010India successfully test-fired the Dhanush and Prithvi 2 missile equipped with nuclear technology at Balasora district in Chandipur, Odisha.



Famous Birthdays of May 27:

YearName / Profession / Country
1980Craig Buntin / Figure Skater / Canada
1970Tim Farron / Politician / United Kingdom
1950Dee Dee Bridgewater / Actress / United States of America
1988Tyler Sash / Footballer / United States of America
1977Abderrahmane Hammad / High Jumper / Algeria
1943Bruce Weitz / Actor / United States of America
1963Gonzalo Rubalcaba / Pianist / Cuba
1970Joseph Fiennes / Actor / United Kingdom
1987Martina Sablikova / Cyclist / Czech Republic
1906Harry Hibbs / Footballer / United Kingdom
1980Mukesh Chhabra / Actor / India
1962Ray Borner / Basketball Player / Australia
1931John Chapple / Politician / United Kingdom
1944Chris Dodd / Politician / United States of America
1879Hans Lammers / Politician / Germany
1961José Luíz Barbosa / Runner / Brazil
1948Wubbo de Boer / Civil Servant / Netherlands
1981Marcelo Bonan / Footballer / Brazil
1923Sumner Redstone / Business Man / United States of America
1918Yasuhiro Nakasone / Politician / Japan
1957Nitin Gadkari / Politician / India
1946Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen / Composer / Denmark
1906Antonio Rosario Mennonna / Bishop / Italy
1979Mile Sterjovski / Footballer / Australia
1930William S. Sessions / Director / United States of America
1935Daniel Colchico / Footballer / United States of America
1971Kaur Kender / Author / Estonia
1962Steven Brill / Actor / United States of America
1909Dolores Hope / Singer / United States of America
1990Chris Colfer / Actor / United States of America

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