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 This day in History - May 27
424 Historic Events for May 27
1921

After 84 years of British control, Afgh nist n achieves sovereignty

Event
1921

Afghanistan gains sovereignty

Event
1921

Redd Stewart, Ashland City Tn, guitarist/pianist (Pee Wee King Show)

Birth
1922

Sidney AK Keyes, English poet (Iron Laurel)

Birth
1922

Christopher Lee, London England, actor (Hound of Baskervilles)

Birth
1923

Lord Freyberg, British Colonel of General Staff

Birth
1923

Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State (1973-77)/Nobel Peace Prize (1973)

Birth
1925

John Moberly, diplomat

Birth
1925

Ed McKeever, pres (Bkln Dodgers), dies of pneumonia

Death
1926

Gordon Leggat, cricketer (open batsman for NZ in 9 Tests 1953-56)

Birth
1927

Thomas Masaryk elected Czechoslovakia president

Event
1927

Japanese military intervention in Chinese civil war

Event
1927

Bryan Cowgill, deputy chairman (Mirror Group)

Birth
1927

Jan Blokker, Dutch writer/journalist (VPRO, People's Newspaper)

Birth
1928

Thea Musgrave, Barnton Midlothian Scot, composer (Mary Queen of Scots)

Birth
1929

Donald Howard Keats, composer

Birth
1929

2nd Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland, 7-5 at Moortown, England

Event
1930

Eino Tamberg, composer

Birth
1930

John Barth, novelist (Sot-Weed Factor)

Birth
1930

Simon Barrington-Ward

Birth
1930

William S Sessions, Arkansas, director of FBI

Birth
1930

Richard Drew invents masking tape

Event
1931

1st full scale wind tunnel for testing airplanes, Langley Field Va

Event
1931

Veroslav Neumann, composer

Birth
1931

Piccard and Knipfer make 1st flight into stratosphere, by balloon

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