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 This day in History - May 27
424 Historic Events for May 27
1897

John Douglas Cockroft, English physicist (Radar, Nobel 1951)

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1898

Arthur Pinero's "Trelawney of the 'Wells'," premieres in London

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1900

Lord Roberts' army fights the Vaal in S Africa

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1902

Celius Dougherty, composer

Birth
1902

27th Preakness: L Jackson aboard Old England wins in 1:45.8

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1902

Jan van Droogenbroeck, Flemish poet, dies

Death
1903

Queen Wilhelmina opens Berlages Merchants bureau in Amsterdam

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1903

37th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Africander wins in 2:21.75

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1904

NL record of 5 stolen bases in a game (Dennis McGann, NY Giants)

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1905

Japanese fleet destroys Russian East Sea fleet in Straits of Tushima

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1905

30th Preakness: W Davis aboard Cairngore wins in 1:45.8

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1906

1st outlining of Gustav Mahler's 6th symphony, in Essen

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1906

Robert Shone, director-general (NEDC)

Birth
1907

Felix de Nobel, Dutch orchestra leader

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1907

Rachel Louise Carson, biologist/ecologist/writer (Silent Spring)

Birth
1907

Bubonic Plague breaks out in SF

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1908

Melle J Oldeboerrigter, [Melle], Dutch painter/cartoonist

Birth
1908

Harold Rome, composer (Fanny, Pins and Needles)

Birth
1908

Alex Brown, snooker player

Birth
1909

Isador Goodman, composer

Birth
1910

Robert Koch, German bacteriologist (TB, Cholera, Nobel), dies

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1910

Daniel Greenway, CEO (Daniel Greenway and Sons)

Birth
1911

Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn) 38th VP (1965-69), 1968 Pres candidate

Birth
1911

Torolf Elster, Norwegian journalist/writer (Frihet och demokrati)

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1911

Vincent Price, St Louis MO, actor (House on Haunted Hill, Fly, Laura)

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