Today In History, May 27: Bismarck May 27, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Today is Monday, May 27. This is the Memorial Day observance.Today's Highlight in History: 1933: "The Three Little Pigs" In 1933, Walt Disney's Academy Award-winning animated short "The Three Little Pigs" was first released. AP 1933: Chicago World's Fair In 1933, the Chicago World's Fair, celebrating "A Century of Progress," officially opened. AP 1941: Bismarck On May 27, 1941, the British Royal Navy sank the German battleship Bismarck off France with a loss of some 2,000 lives, three days after the Bismarck sank the HMS Hood with the loss of more than 1,400 lives. AP 1941: Franklin Roosevelt On May 27, 1941, amid rising world tensions, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed an "unlimited national emergency" during a radio address from the White House. AP 1957: "That'll Be the Day" In 1957, the single "That'll Be the Day" by Buddy Holly's group The Crickets was released by Brunswick Records. AP 1962: Centralia, Pennsylvania In 1962, a dump fire in Centralia, Pennsylvania, ignited a blaze in underground coal deposits that continues to burn to this day. AP 1993: Uffizi Museum In 1993, five people were killed in a bombing at the Uffizi museum of art in Florence, Italy; some three dozen paintings were ruined or damaged. AP 1995: Christopher Reeve In 1995, actor Christopher Reeve was left paralyzed when he was thrown from his horse during a jumping event in Charlottesville, Virginia. AP 1998: Michael Fortier In 1998, Michael Fortier (FOR'-tee-ur), the government's star witness in the Oklahoma City bombing case, was sentenced to 12 years in prison after apologizing for not warning anyone about the deadly plot. (Fortier was freed in January 2006.) AP 2009: Barack Obama Ten years ago: President Barack Obama announced more spending for renewable energy after touring a large field of solar panels at Nellis Air Force Base, near Las Vegas. Charles Dharapak 2009: Lahore, Pakistan Ten years ago: Gunmen detonated a car bomb in Lahore, Pakistan, killing about 30 people and wounding at least 250. AP 2014: Barack Obama Five years ago: Charting an end to America's longest war, President Barack Obama announced plans for keeping nearly 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after 2014 but then withdrawing virtually all by the close of 2016 and the conclusion of his presidency. AP 2014: Michelle Obama Five years ago: Michelle Obama struck back at House Republicans trying to weaken healthier school meal standards as she met with school nutrition officials who said the guidelines were working at their schools; the first lady called any effort to roll back the guidelines "unacceptable." AP 2018: Indianapolis 500 One year ago: Danica Patrick ended her auto racing career at the track that made her famous, losing traction on a slippery surface and crashing out of the Indianapolis 500; the race was won by Will Power. 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