Today in History

What happened on the 27th of May in history?

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  • 1844
    S.F.B. Morse completes 1st telegraph line
  • 1854
    Marine Telegraph from Fort Point to SF completed
  • 1896
    Bay District Race Track closes
  • 1907
    Bubonic Plague breaks out in SF
  • 1919
    1st transatlantic flight ends; US Navy flying boat takes 11 days
  • 1931
    Piccard & Knipfer make 1st flight into stratosphere - by balloon
  • 1931
    1st full scale wind tunnel for testing airplanes - Langley Field Va
  • 1933
    Walt Disney's "3 Little Pigs" released
  • 1933
    Century of Progress Exposition opens in Chicago
  • 1933
    Trailing 11-3 - Yanks score 12 runs in 8th & beat White Sox 15-11
  • 1935
    Supreme Court declares FDR's Natl Recovery Act unconstitutional
  • 1936
    RMS Queen Mary leaves Southampton for NY on maiden voyage
  • 1937
    Golden Gate Bridge dedicated
  • 1941
    German battleship Bismark sunk by British naval force
  • 1951
    Maritime Museum at Aquatic Park - SF opens
  • 1957
    Permission granted to Dogers & Giants to leave NY
  • 1968
    6th Mayor's Trophy Game - Mets beat Yanks 4-3
  • 1969
    WDW construction begins
  • 1975
    Paul McCartney releases "Venus & Mars"
  • 1985
    Inaugural Bands Parade for President Reagan
  • 1986
    Norway Showcase groundbreaking