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 This day in History - May 27
424 Historic Events for May 27
1836

Jay Gould, US railroad executive, financier

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1837

Robert Frederick Hoke, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1912

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1837

"Wild Bill" Hickok, [James Butler], cowboy/scout

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1839

Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author/critic (Roccaverdina)

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1840

Niccol• Paganini, composer/violinist, dies at 57

Death
1844

Samuel F.B. Morse completes 1st telegraph line

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1849

"Blind" Tom Bethune, pianist/composer

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1850

Mormon Temple in Nauvoo Illinois destroyed by tornado

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1852

Billy Barnes, cricketer (England all-rounder 1880-90)

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1854

Marine Telegraph from Ft Point to SF completed

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1854

Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer (Jeune Belgium)

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1855

Nikolaj A Bestoezjev, Russ writer/painter (Account of Holland), dies

Death
1856

Doctor William Palmer found guilty of poisoning

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1861

Victoria E Matthews, educator

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1862

Battle of Hanover Court House, VA (Slash Church, Peake's Station)

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1863

Edward Payson Chapin, Union brig general, dies at 31

Death
1863

Siege of Port Hudson LA

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1863

CSS Chattahoochie explodes on Chattahoochie River GA, 18 die

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1864

Skirmish at Salem Church (Haw's Shop), Virginia

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1867

Arnold Bennett, England, novelist/playwright/critic (Great Babylon)

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1870

Lionel Palairet, cricketer (elegant England bat in the Golden Age)

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1871

Georges-Henri Rouault, Fr expressionist painter (Miserere et Guerre)

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1874

Dustin Farnum, US, actor (Squaw Man, Virginian) [or 1870]

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1874

Richard von Schaukal, Austria poet/writer (Eros Thanatos)

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1876

Joseph Bosworth, lexicographer/scholar, dies

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