On This Day in History

for Wednesday 27th May, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 190

1703 - St Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Russian Tsar Peter the Great
1930 - The 1,046-foot (319-meter) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.
1940 - British & French begin evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo) during WWII
1999 - The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.
2006 - The May 2006 Java earthquake strikes at 5:53:58 AM local time (22:53:58 UTC May 26) devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta killing over 6,600 people.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 245

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 8

1916 - Naval commander Karl Donitz (24) weds nurse Ingeborg Weber
1929 - Aviator Charles Lindbergh (27) weds author Anne Morrow (22) in Englewood, New Jersey
1994 - Radio personality Rush Limbaugh weds wife #3, Marta Fitzgerald
1995 - "Friends" actress Lisa Kudrow (31) weds French advertising executive Michel Stern (37) in Malibu
1996 - "Crosby, Stills & Nash" Rock and Roll Hall of Famer guitarist Stephen Stills (51) weds recording-studio manager Kristen Hathaway (30) at the Ritz-Carlton in Palm Beach, Florida

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

2003 - Actress Angelina Jolie (26) divorces actor Billy Bob Thornton (47) due to irreconcilable differences

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 117

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 267


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