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Notable Historical Events for May 27th

1942Hitler orders 10,000 Czechs murdered

1948Hank Greenberg buys an interest in the Cleveland Indians

1986President Reagan orderes 2 Poseidon-class submarines be dismantled

1935Supreme Court declares FDR's Natl Recovery Act unconstitutional

1963Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st Prime Minister of Kenya

1703St Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Russian Tsar Peter the Great

1985Inaugural bands parade for President Reagan

1969Jerry Lewis Show second run, last airs on NBC-TV

1975Paul McCartney releases "Venus & Mars"

1979Pope John Paul II ordains John J O'Conner as a bishop

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Notable Birthdays on May 27th

1965Pat Cash, Melbourne Australia, tennis player (Wimbledon 1987)

1922Christopher Lee, Westminster, London, English actor (The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, The Hobbit film trilogy)

1970Joseph Fiennes, Salisbury, Wiltshire, English actor (Enemy at the Gates, Shakespeare in Love)

1912Sam Snead, Hot Springs VA, PGA golfer (PGA-1963, 65, 67, 70, 72, 73)

1923Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State (1973-77)/Nobel Peace Prize (1973)

1837"Wild Bill" Hickok, [James Butler], cowboy/scout

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Notable Weddings on May 27th

1929Aviator Charles Lindbergh (27) weds author Anne Morrow (22) in Englewood, New Jersey

1916Naval commander Karl Donitz (24) weds nurse Ingeborg Weber

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Notable Deaths on May 27th

2009Clive Granger, Swansea, Wales, Welsh-born British economist, dies at 74

1508Ludovico Sforza [il Moro], Italian duke of Milan, dies at 55

1910Robert Koch, German bacteriologist (TB, Cholera, Nobel), dies at 66

2000Maurice Richard, Canadian hockey player (b. 1921)

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