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What happened on 27 May?

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Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 27 May, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 27 MAY

2018 | Maryland Flood Disaster: A flood occurred across the entire Patapsco Basin causing one death and destroying the entire first floors building on Ellicott City Highway and causing vehicles to overturn.

2016 | Barack Obama was the first president of the United States to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and meet Hibakusha.

2006 | A magnitude 6.4 Yogyakarta earthquake struck central Java with an MSK intensity of VIII (Damaging), resulting in more than 5 700 deaths and 37 000 injuries.

1997 | The 1997 Central Texas tornado outbreak occurred, spawning multiple tornadoes in Central Texas, including the F5 that killed 27 in Jarrell.

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1971 | Pakistani forces massacred over 200 civilians, mostly Bengali Hindus, in the Bagbati massacre.

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BIRTHDAYS 

1947 | American politician, Peter DeFazio.

1955 | American actor, director, and producer, Richard Schiff.

1974 | British singer-songwriter, Skye Edwards.

1987 | Czech speed skater and cyclist, Martina Sablikova.

1957 | Norwegian politician, Norwegian Minister of Labour, Dag Terje Andersen.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS 

1963 | Greek physician and politician, Grigoris Lambrakis, 51.

2011 | Polish-American basketball player, Margo Dydek, 37.

1939 | Austrian-French journalist and author, Joseph Roth, 45.

2014 | German director, producer, and screenwriter, Helma Sanders-Brahms, 74.

1984 | Serbian composer, Vasilije Mokranjac, 61.

SPORTS

1972 | On this day, Alan Ball of England assembled a crowd of 119,325 at Hampden Park by wiping his nose at a corner flag bearing the Cross of St Andrew. England thumped Scotland 1-0  and Ball scored.

ENTERTAINMENT

2005 | The official release of Madagascar was on this day in the United States.

AFRICA FACT

The Yoruba are the world’s leading twins births 

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