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May 27: This Day That Year

May 27

- 1703 - Russia: Saint Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Tsar Peter.

- 1849 - London: Opening of the Great Hall at Euston station.

- 1896 - Tornado kills 255 people in Louis & leaves thousands homeless.

- 1922 - Birthday: Christopher Lee, English actor born in London, England (June 7, 2015, age 93 ).

- 1933 - Walt Disney releases "3 Little Pigs".

- 1940 - WWII: British & Allied forces begin the evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo).

- 1941 - FDR declares state of emergency after Germany's sinking of Robin Moor.

- 1942 - Adolf Hitler orders 10,000 Czechs to be executed.

- 1951 - Chinese Communists force Dalai Lama to surrender his army to Beijing.

- 1963 - Kenya: Jomo Kenyatta becomes the 1st PM.

- 1977 - USA: New York City fines George Willig $1.10 for climbing 110 floors (1 cent for each floor).

- 1980 - South Korean police ends people's uprising, 2,000 people were killed.

- 1991 - Austrian Boeing 767-300 explodes at Bangkok killing 223 people.

- 1997 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin signs a historic treaty with NATO.

- 2006 - Indonesia: Earthquake strikes Java devastating Bantul & the city of Yogyakarta, killing around 6,600 people.

- 2016 - 3 ships carrying immigrants across the Mediterraneann sink, drowning around 700 people.

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