All Events

Historical Events on May 27

  • War of 1812


    War of 1812: In Canada, American forces capture Fort George.

  • American Civil War


    American Civil War: First Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson.

  • New Deal


    New Deal: The U.S. Federal Securities Act is signed into law requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.

  • Supreme Court of the United States


    New Deal: The Supreme Court of the United States declares the National Industrial Recovery Act to be unconstitutional in A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, (295 U.S. 495).

  • California


    In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.

  • World War II


    World War II: In the Le Paradis massacre, 99 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are shot after surrendering to German troops; two survive.

  • Turkey


    In Turkey, a military coup removes President Celâl Bayar and the rest of the democratic government from office.

  • Vietnam War


    Vietnam War: American warships begin the first bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam.

  • Barack Obama


    Barack Obama is the first president of United States to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and meet Hibakusha.