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MAY 27

1898 David Crosthwaite (Tennessee-born African-American Electrical and Mechanical Engineer) David Crosthwait Inventors and Inventions Notable African Americans
1907 Rachel Carson (Pennsylvania-born Environmentalist, Author of "Silent Spring") Rachel Carson Earth and Environmental Science American Authors
1909 William Hansen (California-born Pioneer of Microwave Technology) California Scientists and Mathematicians Physics Inventors and Inventions
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1896 Tornado Kills 255 in St. Louis and East St. Louis, IL Missouri Illinois Tornado Death U.S. Genealogy Network New York Times
1919 A U.S. Navy Crew Completes the First Trans-Atlantic Flight; a 19-day Journey From New York to Portugal Portugal New York Aviation History Historic Firsts U.S. Navy Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1927 Ford Officially Ends Production of the Model-T Automotives Ford Motor The History Channel
1930 A Patent Is Issued to 3M for Its Transparent Cellophane Tape, to be Known as Scotch™ Tape Minnesota Business Patents and Trademarks Inventors and Inventions 3M Minnesota Historical Society
1931 Balloonists Paul Kipfer and Auguste Piccard First to Enter the Stratosphere Germany Auguste Piccard Aviation History Historic Firsts Centennial of Flight
1972 The U.S. and the Soviet Union Sign Strategic Arms Limitation Agreements in an Attempt to Control Nuclear Weapons Soviet Union Richard Nixon Cold War Arms Control Historic World Documents History Channel
1977 583 Crew and Passengers Die as Two 747's Collide on the Ground in Spain's Canary Islands Spain Air Crashes Death Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1987 Forest Fire Burns Out in China After Destroying 2.5M Acres, Killing 193 and Leaving 50,000 Homeless China Fire Safety Trees Death The History Channel
In East Wenatchee, Washington, Workers Uncover a Cache of 11,000-to 12,000-year-old Prehistoric Clovis Points Spearheads East Wenatchee, Washington Native American Heritage Archaeology History Link
1997 An F5 Tornado Destroys Jarrell, Texas, Killing Nearly 30 People Jarrell, Texas Tornado Death NOAA History Channel
1999 Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-96) Is Launched on a 6-day Mission and the First Shuttle Docking to the International Space Station Space Shuttle International Space Station Historic Firsts NASA
2006 Earthquake Kills over 5,000 on the Indonesian Island of Java Indonesia Earthquakes Death CNN

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