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 This day in History - May 27
424 Historic Events for May 27
1661

Archibald Campbell, Scottish politician, beheaded at about 53

Death
1679

Habeaus Corpus Act (no false arrest and imprisonment) passes in UK

Event
1689

Anthonie Heinsius succeeds G Fagel as pension advisor of Holland

Event
1690

Giovanni Legrenzi, Italian composer, dies at 63

Death
1703

St Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Peter the Great

Event
1708

Jacques Danican Philidor, composer, dies at 51

Death
1738

Bonaventura Furlanetto, composer

Birth
1738

Turkish troops occupy Orsova and Ochakov

Event
1756

Maximilian I Jozef, King of Bavaria

Birth
1768

Johann M Fleischmann, German/Dutch stamp/letter designer, dies

Death
1774

Francis Beaufort, admiral/hydrographer (Beaufort wind force scale)

Birth
1790

Jeremiah Carlton, laziest man in history, heir to a large fortune at 19 went to bed and stayed there for next 70 yrs, dies at 89

Death
1794

Cornelius Vanderbilt, millionaire (B and O railroad)

Birth
1796

James S McLean patents his piano

Event
1797

Fran‡ois-Noal "Gracchus" Babeuf, French utopian socialist, dies at 36

Death
1799

Jacques-Fran‡ois-Fromental-Elle Halevy, [Elie Levy], composer

Birth
1806

Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, composer

Birth
1813

Americans capture Ft George, Canada

Event
1815

Henry Parkes, British journalist/premier of Australia

Birth
1818

Amelia Jenks Bloomer, suffragette known for her pantaloons

Birth
1819

Julia Ward Howe, US, author/lecturer (Battle Hymn of the Republic)

Birth
1822

Josef Joachim Raff, composer

Birth
1822

Henry Wylde, composer

Birth
1823

John Gray Foster, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1874

Birth
1836

Edwin Gray Lee, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1870

Birth