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Thursday, May 27, 2010

The first launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is delayed to no earlier than June 2, 2010, due to delays in a Delta IV GPS satellite launch. //www.space.com/missionlaunches/spacex-falcon9-launch-debut-slip-100526.html (Space.com News)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Soyuz TMA-15 launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. //www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSTRE54Q20Z20090527 (Reuters)

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Nepalese police clash with Bhutanese asylum seekers at a United Nations resulting in one 16-year-old boy being killed and a dozen people being injured. //www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/DEL204322.htm (Reuters Alertnet)

Saturday, May 27, 2006

May 2006 Java earthquake: A tectonic earthquake centred 25 kilometres (16 miles) south of Yogyakarta on the island of Java, Indonesia kills more than 4300 people and injures more than 3400. The 6.2 magnitude quake strikes at 5:54 a.m. (22:54 UTC, 26 May). The epicenter is southwest of the city and near the erupting Mount Merapi. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5022558.stm (BBC) //edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/05/26/indonesia.quake/index.html (CNN) //news.yahoo.com/s/ap/indonesia_earthquake (AP)
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes central Java in Indonesia, killing more than 6,000, injuring at least 36,000 and leaving some 1.5 million people homeless.

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

SCO v. IBM Linux lawsuit: Novell enters the lawsuit between the SCO Group and IBM with a press release concerning the SCO Group's ownership of UNIX. To Novell's knowledge, the 1995 agreement governing SCO's purchase of UNIX from Novell does not convey to SCO the associated copyrights, a letter to the SCO Group's CEO Darl McBride said in part. We believe it unlikely that SCO can demonstrate that it has any ownership interest whatsoever in those copyrights. Apparently you share this view, since over the last few months you have repeatedly asked Novell to transfer the copyrights to SCO, requests that Novell has rejected.

Thursday, May 27, 1999

Cathy O'Dowd, a South African mountaineer, becomes the first woman to summit Mount Everest from both the north and south sides.
Nigeria terminates military rule, and the Fourth Nigerian Republic is established with Olusegun Obasanjo as president.
After 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" is placed back on display in Milan, Italy.
Swedish police officers Robert Karlström (30) and Olov Borén (42) are wounded by three bank robbers armed with automatic weapons, and later executed with their own service pistols in Malexander, see Malexander murders.
Cathy O'Dowd, a South African mountaineer, becomes the first woman to summit Mount Everest from both the north and south sides.

Tuesday, May 27, 1997

The second-deadliest tornado of the 1990s hits in Jarrell, Texas, killing 27 people.

Monday, May 27, 1996

First Chechnya War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets with Chechnyan rebels for the first time and negotiates a cease-fire in the war.

Saturday, May 27, 1995

In Culpeper, Virginia, actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition.

Thursday, May 27, 1993

Friday, May 27, 1988

Microsoft releases Windows 2.1

Tuesday, May 27, 1986

May 27 ndash the game credited as setting the template for role-playing video games, "Dragon Quest" is released in Japan.

Sunday, May 27, 1984

An overnight flash flood rages through neighborhoods in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Nearly 15 inches of rain falls in some areas over a four-hour period. 14 people are killed.

Sunday, May 27, 1979

Indianapolis 500: Rick Mears wins the race for the first time, and car owner Roger Penske for the second time.
The first black-led government of Rhodesia in 90 years takes power, in succession to Ian Smith and under his power-sharing deal.
The Seattle SuperSonics win the NBA Chionship against the Washington Bullets.

Tuesday, May 27, 1975

The Dibbles Bridge Coach Crash near Grassington, North Yorkshire, England results in 32 deaths (the highest ever toll in a United Kingdom road accident).

Sunday, May 27, 1973

By virtue of the non-retroactivity of Soviet copyright laws, all works published before this date are public domain. This applies worldwide.

Saturday, May 27, 1972

Three Japanese Red Army members kill 24 and injure 100 in Lod Airport, Israel.
June – Iraqnationalizes the Iraq Petroleum Company.
A second Watergate break-in attempt fails.
The Angry Brigade goes on trial in the United Kingdom.

Wednesday, May 27, 1970

A British expedition climbs the south face of Annapurna I.
The 1970 FIFA World Cup is inaugurated in Mexico.
The 1970 Ancash earthquake causes a landslide that buries the town of Yungay, Peru more than 47,000 people are killed.

Wednesday, May 27, 1964

Senator Barry Goldwater wins the California Republican Presidential primary, making him the overwhelming favorite for the nomination.
Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru dies he is succeeded by Lal Bahadur Shastri.
Five million shares of stock in the Communications Satellite Corporation (Comsat) are offered for sale at $20 a share, and the issue is quickly sold out.

Monday, May 27, 1963

"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" is singer-songwriter Bob Dylan's second studio album, and most influential, released by Columbia Records.
"The Freewheelin\\' Bob Dylan" is singer-songwriter Bob Dylan's second studio album, and most influential, released by Columbia Records.

Saturday, May 27, 1961

Tunku Abdul Rahman, Prime Minister of Malaya, holds a press conference in Singapore, announcing his idea to form the Federation of Malaysia, comprising Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak, Brunei and North Borneo (Sabah).

Friday, May 27, 1960

In Turkey, a bloodless military coup d'état removes President Celal Bayar and installs General Cemal Gürsel the as head of state.
In Turkey, a bloodless military coup d\\'état removes President Celal Bayar and installs General Cemal Gürsel the as head of state.

Wednesday, May 27, 1942

WWII ndash Operation Anthropoid: Czech paratroopers attempt to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich in Prague.

Thursday, May 27, 1937

In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County. The next day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt pushes a button in Washington, D.C., signaling the start of vehicle traffic over the Golden Gate Bridge.

Monday, May 27, 1935

"Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States" (aka the Sick Chicken Case): The U.S. Supreme Court declares the National Industrial Recovery Act unconstitutional.

Tuesday, May 27, 1930

William Red Hill Sr. makes his famous five-hour journey down the Niagara lower rapids.
Sergei Eisenstein arrives in Hollywood to work for Paramount Pictures they part ways by October.

Sunday, May 27, 1923

The Ku Klux Klan in the United States defies a law requiring publication of its members.

Thursday, May 27, 1920

Monday, May 27, 1918

The Third Battle of the Aisne commences.

Sunday, May 27, 1917

WWI: Over 30,000 French troops refuse to go to the trenches in Missy-aux-Bois.

Saturday, May 27, 1905

May 28 ndash Russo-Japanese War ndash Battle of Tsushima: The Japanese fleet under Admiral Heihachiro Togo destroys the Russian fleet under Admiral Zinovi Petrovich Rozhdestvenski in a 2-day battle.

Friday, May 27, 1898

The territory of Kwang-Chou-Wan is leased by China to France, according to the Treaty of 12 April 1892, as the "Territoire de Kouang-Tchéou-Wan", forming part of French Indochina.

Wednesday, May 27, 1896

The costliest and third deadliest tornado in U.S. history levels a mile wide swath of downtown St. Louis, Missouri, incurring $2.9 billion (1997 USD) in normalized damages, killing more than 255 and injuring over 1,000 people.

Monday, May 27, 1895

"In re Debs": The Supreme Court of the United States decides that the federal government has the right to regulate interstate commerce, legalizing the military suppression of the Pullman Strike.
The union of Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador begins (ends in 1898).
The Court of Private Land Claims rules that James Reavis's claim to Barony of Arizona is wholly fictitious and fraudulent.
Night of July 10ndashJuly 11 ndash The Doukhobors' pacifist protests culminate in the Burning of the ass in their villages in the South Caucasus.

Sunday, May 27, 1860

Garibaldi's forces take Palermo, the capital of Sicily.

Saturday, May 27, 1854

Taiping Rebellion: United States diplomatic minister Robert McLane arrives at the Heavenly Capital aboard the American warship USS Susquehanna.

Thursday, May 27, 1813

War of 1812 ndash Battle of Stoney Creek: A British force of 700 under John Vincent defeat an American force three times its size under William Winder and John Chandler.
Gregory Blaxland, William Lawson and William Wentworth succeed in crossing the Blue Mountains and return home.
War of 1812: In Canada, American forces capture Fort George.

Monday, May 27, 1799

Battle of Winterthur: Habsburg forces secure control of north east Switzerland from the French Army of the Danube.

Wednesday, May 27, 1711

Cary's Rebellion: Edward Hyde, Governor of the North Carolina portion of the Province of Carolina, leads a force across the Albemarle Sound to gather additional troops in order to capture former governor Thomas Cary.

Sunday, May 27, 1703

The city of Saint Petersburg is founded in Russia.

Saturday, May 27, 1679

The Habeas Corpus Act 1679 is passed in England.

Thursday, May 27, 1660

The Treaty of Copenhagen is signed, marking the conclusion of the Second Northern War. Sweden returns Trøndelag to Norway and Bornholm to Denmark.

Thursday, May 27, 1610

Francois Ravaillac is executed by being pulled apart by horses in the Place de Grève.

Friday, May 17, 1521 (Julianian calendar)

Jiajing Emperor ascends the throne of the Ming Dynasty.

Friday, May 20, 1267 (Julianian calendar)

The leadership of Vienna forces Jews to wear "Pileum cornutum",a cone-shaped head dress, in addition to the yellow badges Jews are already forced to wear.
The city of Ostrava is founded.
Treaty of Viterbo: Emperor Baldwin II of Constantinople gifts the Principality of Achaea to King Charles I of Sicily in the hope that Charles can help him restore the Latin Empire.
Roger Bacon completes his work "Opus Majus" and sends it to Pope Clement IV, who had requested it be written the work contains wide-ranging discussion of mathematics, optics, alchemy, astronomy, astrology, and other topics, and includes what some believe to be the first description of a magnifying glass. Bacon also completes "Opus Minus", a summary of "Opus Majus", later in the same year. The only source for his date of birth is his statement in the "Opus Tertium", written in 1267, that "forty years have passed since I first learned the alphabet". The 1214 birth date assumes he was not being literal, and meant 40 years had passed since he matriculated at Oxford at the age of 13. If he had been literal, his birth date was more likely to have been around 1220.
In England, the Statute of Marlborough is passed, the oldest English law still (partially) in force.
The Second Barons' War in England ends, as the rebels and King Henry III of England agree to peace terms as laid out in the Dictum of Kenilworth.
Malik ul Salih establishes Samudra Pasai, the first Muslim state in Indonesia.
Spain attempts an invasion of Morocco, but the Marinids successfully defend against the invasion and drive out Spanish forces.
Treaty of Montgomery: King Henry III of England acknowledges Llywelyn ap Gruffudd's title of Prince of Wales.
The Second Barons\' War in England ends, as the rebels and King Henry III of England agree to peace terms as laid out in the Dictum of Kenilworth.
The Grand Capital is constructed in Khanbaliq (present-day Beijing) by Kublai Khan, having moved the capital of the Mongol Empire there three years prior.

Monday, May 21, 1072 (Julianian calendar)

Alfonso VI becomes king of Leon and Castile following the assassination of his brother Sancho.
The Song Dynasty Chinese polymath scientist and statesman Shen Kuo is appointed as the head official for the Bureau of Astronomy, where he begins his groundbreaking work with the colleague Wei Pu on accurately plotting the orbital paths of the stars, planets, and moon three times a night for a continuum of five years.
William I of England invades Scotland, and also receives the submission of Hereward the Wake.
"Divan'ı Lügat'ı Türk". An informative book written by Kaşgarlı Mahmut of Karakhanids to be presented to Caliph, about Turks.
Shen Kuo is sent to supervise Chancellor Wang Anshi's program of surveying the building of silt deposits in the Bian Canal outside the capital city of Kaifeng. Using an original technique, Shen successfully dredges the canal and demonstrates the formidable value of the silt gathered as a fertilizer.
The Accord of Winchester establishes the primacy of the Archbishop of Canterbury over the Archbishop of York in the Church of England.
Dunfermline Abbey is founded – later to become the burial place of several Kings of Scots, including Robert the Bruce. The associated royal palace will be the birth place of King Charles I.

Wednesday, May 26, 308 (Julianian calendar)

r June 26 ndash Pope Marcellus I succeeds Pope Marcellinus as the 30th pope.
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