On This Day in History: May 27 is the 147th day of the year (148 in leap years) on the Gregorian calendar. There are 218 days left until the end of the year.
There are several notable events that occurred on May 27 throughout history, and that is why it is an important day in Indian and world history.
If you are wondering what happened today in History? Then you are in the right place. On this day, there are several notable events that have occurred throughout Indian and world history.
In this article, we have compiled a list of the important things that happened around the world on May 27. Check it out:
Today In History: What Happened On This Day In Indian History Events
1851 – The world’s first chess tournament is held in London.
Adolf Anderssen, a mathematics professor from Wrocław, won the tournament, which was held in parallel with the Great Exhibition of 1851.
What happened in world history on May 27
1703 – Saint Petersburg founded by Peter the Great
After gaining access to the Baltic Sea through his victories in the Great Northern War, Tsar Peter I founded the city of Saint Petersburg as the new Russian capital on May 27, 1703.
1937 – The Golden Gate Bridge opens
The suspension bridge that connects the San Francisco Peninsula with Marin County is one of the most recognized works of American architecture.
Today’s highlights in history:
– In 1935, the US Supreme Court, in Schechter Poultry Corp. v. The United States unanimously struck down the National Industrial Recovery Act, a key component of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “New Deal” legislative program.
– On May 27, 1936, the Cunard ocean liner RMS Queen Mary left England on her maiden voyage to New York.
– In 1937, the newly completed Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California, opened to foot traffic (vehicles began crossing the next day).
– In 1941, the British Royal Navy sank the German battleship Bismarck off France with a loss of around 2,000 lives, three days after Bismarck sank HMS Hood with a loss of more than 1,400 lives. Amid rising global tensions, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed an “unlimited national emergency” during a radio address from the White House.
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In addition to these historic events on May 27, there are also the birthdays and deaths of several notable people you should know about.
Birthdays of famous people on May 27
1962 – Ravi Shastri’s Birthday
Ravi Shastri is a former Indian cricketer and former head coach of the Indian national cricket team. He was born on May 27, 1962 in Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India.
1957 – Birthday of Nitin Gadkari
Nitin Gadkari is an Indian politician and a leading member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was born on May 27, 1957 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
Anniversary of the death of famous people on May 27
1964 – Anniversary of the death of Jawaharlal Nehru
Jawaharlal Nehru was an Indian politician and statesman who played a pivotal role in the Indian independence movement and became the first Prime Minister of India. He was born on November 14, 1889 in Allahabad (now Prayagraj), Uttar Pradesh, India, and passed away on May 27, 1964.
List of important days in May 2023
|May 2023 Important Dates
|Important days in May
|International work day
|world laughter day
|Press Freedom Day
|World Asthma Day
|coal miners day
|International Firefighter’s Day
|International No Diet Day
|world athletics day
|World Red Cross Day
|World Thalassemia Day
|Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
|National Technology Day
|international nursing day
|15 th of May
|International Day of Families
|world telecommunication day
|world hypertension day
|World AIDS Vaccine Day
|International Museum Day
|National Endangered Species Day
|National Day Against Terrorism
|International Day for Biological Diversity
|anti smoking day
List of important days by month 2023
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