Saturday, May 27, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - May 27

St Louis, Missouri, USA

1896 - St. Louis, Mo. - May 27, 1896 - Twister
The tornado that came through St. Louis, Missouri on May 27th, 1896 originally formed only six miles west of the Eads Bridge. It swept away or damaged many of the homes and buildings that were built along the river but left the steel span bridge largely undamaged. The St. Louis tornado was part of a major outbreak that caused significant damage throughout several states. It passed through the... Read MORE...

May 27, 1896

Laconia, New Hampshire, USA

Laconia, N. H., May 27. According to latest reports nearly 100 buildings were burned, 650 persons are homless{sic} and a loss of between $350,000 and $400,000 has been caused by the fire in the Lakeport section, the area burned over being about 150 acres. The fire started in the H. H. Wood hosiery mill. The flames spread quickly, and in a very short time, under the influence of a brisk southeast ... Read MORE...

The Evening News -  San Jose, California -  May 27, 1903

San Francisco, California, USA

1937 - May 27 – In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic.
The next day, with a push of a telegraph button, President Franklin Roosevelt opened the bridge to cars, too.

The area known as the Golden Gate is the channel formed where the mouth of the San Francisco Bay meets the Pacific Ocean. People used the name Golden Gate as early as 1846, even before the gold rush and long before the bridge. Explorer John C. Frémont was possibly the first to call... Read MORE...
May 27, 1937

1933  May 27 - New Deal: The Federal Securities Act is signed into law, requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.

1933  May 27 - The Century of Progress World's Fair opens in Chicago.

Born May 27


Died May 27


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