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Today in History

May 27

Events:

1703   Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.

1930   The Chrysler Building in New York (tallest man-made structure at the time) opens to the public.

1933   The cartoon The Three Little Pigs, is released by Disney.

1939   Batman first shows up as a superhero in a DC comic.

1995   Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition.

Famous Birthdays:

1794   Cornelius Vanderbilt (Businessman and railroad tycoon)

1837   Wild Bill Hickok (Wild west sheriff)

1912   Sam Snead (Golfer)

1923   Henry Kissinger (Statesman)

1970   Joseph Fiennes (Actor)

1971   Lisa 'left eye' Lopez (Singer)

1974   Danny Wuerffel (Football Player)

1975   Andre 3000 (Singer with OutKast and Actor)

1990   Chris Colfer (Actor from Glee)

Today in History Archive:

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