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May 27th In Pop Culture History

1199 - John (December 24, 1166 - October 19, 1216) became King of England. He's the one who signed The Magna Carta, which was the first document to offer people individual rights.

May 27, 1723 (fiction) Sharpsville was destroyed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, TV

1796 - The patent (#X0116) for a piano was issued to James Sylvanus McLean of New Jersey, for "an improvement in piano fortes."

1890 - Two U.S. patents (#428,750,#428,751) for the first jukebox were issued to Louis Glass and his business associate, William S. Arnold for a “coin actuated attachment for phonographs.”

1896 (Tornado) St. Louis and East St. Louis, Missouri.

1919 - Pyrex glass was issued a patent (#1,304,623). The inventors, Eugene C. Sullivan and William C. Taylor for Corning Glass Works.

1930 - Masking Tape was patented (#1,760,820) by Richard G. Drew of St. Paul, Minnesota for his employers, 3M.

1931 - Auguste Piccard and Charles Knipfer took man's first trip (in a pressurized cabin) into the stratosphere when they rode their balloon to an altitude of 51,800 feet.

1933 - The Century of Progress World's Fair opened in Chicago.

1937 - The Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco with Marin County, California opened. Today was "Pedestrian Day" - cars were allowed the following day.

1941 - The British navy sank the German battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic near France, killing over 2,000 Germans.

1963 - Bob Dylan's second album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, was released.

1972 # 1 Hit May 27, 1972 - June 2, 1972: The Chi-Lites - Oh Girl

1983 - Benton Fireworks Disaster, Tennessee

1986 - Dragon Quest, the first major role-playing video game, was released in Japan.

1987 - U2 played in Rome so loud that they set off earthquake alarms in 2 different neighborhoods.

May 27, 1988 - Microsoft Windows 2.10 was released.

1994- The Arsenio Hall Show came to an end on FOX

1994 - The National League and American League Baseball M.V.P.s were Jeff Bagwell and Frank Thomas, respectively. Jeff and Frank were both born on the exact same day: May 27, 1968.

May 27th Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Louis Gossett Jr (1936)
Peri Gilpen (1961)
Christopher Lee (1922)
Dr. Dré (1975)
Lee Meriwether (1935)
Wild Bill Hickok (1837)
Paul Bettany (1971)
Ramsey Lewis (1935)
Adam Carolla (1964)
Siouxie Sioux (1957)
Vincent Price (1911 - 1993)
Frank Thomas (1968)
Jeff Bagwell (1968)
Jamie Oliver (1975)
Andre 3000 (1975)
Linnea Quigley (1958)
Neil Finn (1958)
Harlan Ellison (1934)
Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes (1971 - 2002)
Failure is not falling down, it is not getting up again.

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