Historical Events In May - 27
Friday, 14 August 2020
1708 Jacques Danican Philidor, composer, dies at 51 on May - 27.
1738 On this day in history turkish troops occupy Orsova & Ochakov
1738 Bonaventura Furlanetto, composer on May - 27.
1756 Maximilian I Jozef, King of Bavaria on this day in history.
1768 On this day in history johann M Fleischmann, German/Dutch stamp/letter designer, dies
1774 Francis Beaufort, admiral/hydrographer (Beaufort wind force scale) on this day in history.
1790 On this day in history jeremiah Carlton, laziest man in history, heir to a large fortune at 19 went to bed & stayed there for next 70 yrs, dies at 89
1794 On this day in history cornelius Vanderbilt, millionaire (B & O railroad)
1796 On this day in history james S McLean patents his piano
1797 Francois-Noal "Gracchus" Babeuf, French utopian socialist, dies at 36 on this day in history.
1798 On May - 27 the Battle of Oulart Hill takes place in Wexford, Ireland.
1799 Jacques-Francois-Fromental-Elle Halevy, [Elie Levy], composer on May - 27.
1806 Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, composer on this day in history.
1813 American joint operations against Fort George, Canada on this day in history.
1813 On May - 27 americans capture Ft George, Canada
1815 Henry Parkes, British journalist/premier of Australia on this day in history.
1818 On May - 27 amelia Jenks Bloomer, suffragette known for her pantaloons
1819 Julia Ward Howe, US, author/lecturer (Battle Hymn of the Republic) on this day in history.
1822 On May - 27 henry Wylde, composer
1823 On this day in history john Gray Foster, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1874
1836 On May - 27 edwin Gray Lee, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1870
1837 "Wild Bill" Hickok, [James Butler], cowboy/scout on this day in history.
1839 On this day in history luigi Capuana, Sicilian author/critic (Roccaverdina)
1840 Niccolo Paganini, composer/violinist, dies at 57 on this day in history.
1844 Samuel F.B. Morse completes first telegraph line on this day in history.
1849 The Great Hall of Euston station in London is opened on May - 27.
1849 On this day in history "Blind" Tom Bethune, pianist/composer
1850 On May - 27 mormon Temple in Nauvoo IL destroyed by tornado
1850 Mormon Temple in Nauvoo Illinois destroyed by tornado on May - 27.
1852 On this day in history billy Barnes, cricketer (England all-rounder 1880-90)
1854 On this day in history marine Telegraph from Fort Point to San Fransisco completed
1854 On May - 27 marine Telegraph from Ft Point to SF completed
1854 On this day in history georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer (Jeune Belgium)
1855 On this day in history nikolaj A Bestoezjev, Russ writer/painter (Account of Holland), dies