TODAY’S HISTORY LESSON – MAY 27
1529 30 Jews of Posing Hungary, charged with blood ritual, burned at stake
1647 Achsah Young becomes the first woman known to be executed as a witch in Massachusetts.
1668 Three colonists are expelled from Massachusetts for being Baptists.
1679 Habeaus Corpus Act (strengthening person’s right to challenge unlawful arrest & imprisonment) passes in England
1703 St. Petersburg was founded by Czar Peter the Great.
1907 The Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Francisco.
1922 The increasing use of checks has led to a larger number of arrests by the police for people issuing fraudulent checks and banks have decided to try and halt this problem by only issuing checks for customers who are upstanding citizens.
1933 Federal Securities Act signed
1933 Walt Disney’s cartoon Three Little Pigs is released
1935 The Supreme Court declares President Franklin Roosevelt’s National Recovery Act unconstitutional.
1941 The German battleship Bismarck is sunk by British naval and air forces.
1943 US forbids racial discrimination in war industry
1969 Construction begins on Walt Disney World in Florida.
1980 South Korean police ends people’s uprising; 2,000 killed
1986 President Reagan orderes 2 Poseidon-class submarines be dismantled
1996 After a year and a half of bloodshed, Russian President Boris Yeltsin met with the leader of the Chechen rebels and negotiated a cease-fire.
1999 The international war crimes tribunal indicts Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic for war atrocities.
2005 A suicide bomber attacked the Bari Imam shrine created a blast that killed over eighteen people and injuring another fifty.
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