This day in history, May 27

This day in history, May 27

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.

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