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  • Russian Empire
    Saturday May 27, 1905

    1905 Russian Revolution

    The delegates' meeting house is closed

    Russian Empire
    Saturday May 27, 1905

    27 May: The delegates' meeting house is closed.




  • Tsushima, Japan (Then China)
    Saturday May 27, 1905

    1905 Russian Revolution

    Russian Baltic Fleet was defeated

    Tsushima, Japan (Then China)
    Saturday May 27, 1905

    On 27–28 May 1905, the Russian Baltic Fleet was defeated at Tsushima.




  • Bender (Then Tighina), Moldova
    Tuesday May 27, 1919

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    The Action at Tighina

    Bender (Then Tighina), Moldova
    Tuesday May 27, 1919

    Bolshevik Soviet Russian attacks in Bessarabia intensified, peaking on 27–28 May with an action at Tighina.




  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday May 27, 1930

    Eiffel Tower

    The tower lost the title of the world's tallest structure

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday May 27, 1930

    In 1930, the tower lost the title of the world's tallest structure when the Chrysler Building in New York City was completed.




  • U.S.
    Saturday May 27, 1933

    Great Depression

    Securities Act of 1933 is enacted

    U.S.
    Saturday May 27, 1933

    The Securities Act of 1933 is enacted, requiring the registration of all sales and purchases of financial securities, as well as the disclosure of critical financial information about the firms involved. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was established the following year, which helped combat insider trading and reducing transaction risk.




  • Italy
    Sunday May 27, 1934

    FIFA World Cup

    Qualification stage

    Italy
    Sunday May 27, 1934

    The 1934 World Cup was hosted by Italy and was the first World Cup to include a qualification stage. Sixteen teams qualified for the tournament, a number which would be retained until the expansion of the finals tournament in 1982.




  • United Kingdom
    Thursday May 27, 1937

    Edward VIII

    Letters Patent

    United Kingdom
    Thursday May 27, 1937

    Letters Patent dated 27 May 1937 re-conferred the "title, style, or attribute of Royal Highness" upon the Duke, but specifically stated that "his wife and descendants, if any, shall not hold said title or attribute". Some British ministers advised that the reconfirmation was unnecessary since Edward had retained the style automatically, and further that Simpson would automatically obtain the rank of wife of a prince with the style Her Royal Highness; others maintained that he had lost all royal rank and should no longer carry any royal title or style as an abdicated king, and be referred to simply as "Mr Edward Windsor".


  • Canada
    Friday May 27, 1977

    Justin Trudeau

    His parents publicly announced their separation

    Canada
    Friday May 27, 1977

    His parents publicly announced their separation on May 27, 1977, when Trudeau was five years old, with his father having custody.


  • Falklands
    Thursday May 27, 1982

    Falklands War

    Darwin and Goose Green Attack

    Falklands
    Thursday May 27, 1982

    From early on 27 May until 28 May, 2 Para, (approximately 500 men) with naval gunfire support from HMS Arrow and artillery support from 8 Commando Battery, Royal Artillery, approached and attacked Darwin and Goose Green, which was held by the Argentine 12th Infantry Regiment.


  • Hong Kong
    Saturday May 27, 1989

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    A Gathering Called "Democratic Songs dedicated for China"

    Hong Kong
    Saturday May 27, 1989

    In Hong Kong on 27 May, over 300,000 people gathered at Happy Valley Racecourse for a gathering called Democratic songs dedicated for China. Many Hong Kong celebrities sang songs and expressed their support for the students in Beijing.


  • Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
    Wednesday May 27, 2009

    Lionel Messi

    2009 UEFA Champions League

    Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
    Wednesday May 27, 2009

    The 2009 UEFA Champions League Final was played on 27 May 2009 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy.


  • Taoyuan City, Taiwan
    Friday May 27, 2011

    HTC

    No lock on bootloader

    Taoyuan City, Taiwan
    Friday May 27, 2011

    On 27 May 2011, in response to customer feedback, HTC announced that they will no longer lock the bootloaders on their Android based phones.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday May 27, 2011

    James Bond

    Carte Blanche was published

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday May 27, 2011

    American writer Jeffery Deaver was then commissioned by Ian Fleming Publications to produce Carte Blanche, which was published on 26 May 2011.


  • Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.
    Tuesday May 27, 2014

    Jim Carrey

    Carrey delivered the commencement address at Maharishi University of Management

    Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.
    Tuesday May 27, 2014

    Carrey delivered the commencement address at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, in May 2014 and received an honorary doctorate for his achievements as a comedian, artist, author, and philanthropist.


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