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May 27, 2021


1679 - Habeaus Corpus Act (strengthening person's right to challenge unlawful arrest & imprisonment) passes in England

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

1873 - Heinrich Schliemann discovers "Priam's Treasure" a cache of gold and other objects in Hisarlik (Troy) in Anatolia

1917 – Pope Benedict XV promulgates the 1917 Code of Canon Law, the first comprehensive codification of Catholic canon law in the legal history of the Catholic Church.

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 – 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.

1950 – The Linnanmäki amusement park was opened for the first time in Helsinki

1958 – First flight of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II.

1958 - Vanguard SLV-1 launched for Earth orbit (failed)

1960 - Baltimore manager Paul Richards devises oversized catcher's mitt, used by Baltimore Oriole Clint Courtney

1961 - 1st black light is sold

1969 - Walt Disney World construction begins at Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Florida

1970 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1981 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1984 – The Danube-Black Sea canal is opened, in a ceremony attended by the Ceaușescus. It had been under construction since the 1950s.

1985 - Britain agrees to return Hong Kong to China in 1997

1986 - France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

1986 - Norway Showcase groundbreaking in EPCOT, WDW

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

2013 - The largest flag ever made at 5 tons with 44 miles of thread is unveiled in Romania

2018 – Maryland Flood Event: A flood occurs throughout the Patapsco Valley causing one death and destroying the entire first floors of buildings on Main Street in Ellicott City and causing cars to overturn.

2020 - America's COVID-19 death toll passes 100,000 (Johns Hopkins figures) equal to number of US servicemen and women killed in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan put together.  Today?  That death toll is 606,179

2021 - NASA Voyager  is 21 hrs 04 mins 36 secs of light-travel time from Earth
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