Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What Happened Around the World on May 27th

On 1647, Achsah Young was hanged, it is the first recorded execution of a witch reportedly took place in Massachusetts.

On 1703 St. Petersburg was founded by Czar Peter the Great.

On 1936 The Queen Mary left England on its maiden voyage, arriving in France four hours later.

On 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opened.

On 1941, British ships sank the German battleship Bismarck off the coast of France, resulting in the loss of 2,300 lives.

On 1994, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, a Nobel-prize winner dissident, returned to Russia after 20 years in exile.

On 1996, Russian President Boris Yeltsin met with the leader of the Chechen rebels and negotiated a cease-fire, after a year and a half of bloodshed.

On 1999, Slobodan Milosevic was indicted by the International War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague for crimes against humanity.


May 27 - is Mother's Day in Bolivia.

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