Today in history 5/27/2017


Today in history,  John Calvin (see picture below),, one of the dominant figures of the Protestant Reformation, dies in Geneva in 1564.

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Today in history,  Three colonists are expelled from Massachusetts for being Baptists in 1668.

Today in history,  The Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Francisco in 1907.

Today in history,  A U.S. Navy seaplane completes the first transatlantic flight in 1919.

Today in history,  San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge (see picture below) opens in 1937.

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Today in history, The German battleship Bismarck (see picture below), is sunk by British naval and air forces in 1941.

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Today in history, A military coup overthrows the democratic government of Turkey in 1960.

Today in history,  Construction begins on Walt Disney World (see picture below) in Florida in 1969.

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Today in history,  President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet Communist Party chief Leonid Brezhnev sign an arms reduction agreement in 1972.


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