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