Each event below took place on the same day of the month, May 27.
1703: Tsar Peter the Great of Russia founds the city of Saint Petersburg.
1837: Lawman Wild Bill Hickok is born in Grove Town, Illinois.
1927: Ford Motor Company switches body styles from Model T to Model A.
1937: Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opens to traffic.
1967: Jacqueline Kennedy and daughter Caroline christen U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy at Newport News, Virginia.
1968: Major League Baseball awards team to Montreal, Quebec, first team in Canada and first outside the United States.
1993: Slugger Dale Murphy retires after 18 seasons with the Braves, Phillies and Rockies. He finishes with 398 home runs.
1995: Actor Christopher Reeve is thrown from a horse during an equestrian event in Culpeper, Virginia and paralyzed from the neck down.