Questo giorno nella storia: Maggio 27

1998: Michael Fortier, the government’s star witness in the Oklahoma City bombing case, is sentenced to 12 years in prison after apologizing for not warning anyone about the deadly plot. (Fortier would be freed in January 2006.)

Anche in questo giorno:

  • 1931: Two Swiss balloonists become the first humans to reach the stratosphere, rising to 53,171 piedi
  • 1933: Walt Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated shortThe Three Little Pigs” viene rilasciato per la prima volta.
  • 1941: The British Royal Navy sinks the German battleship Bismarck off France with a loss of some 2,000 vite, three days after the Bismarck sank the HMS Hood with the loss of more than 1,400 vite. Amid rising world tensions, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims anunlimited national emergencyduring a radio address from the White House.
  • 1957: The singleThat’ll Be the Dayby Buddy Holly’s group The Crickets is released by Brunswick Records.
  • 1995: Actor Christopher Reeve, best known for his portrayal of Superman, is left paralyzed after he is thrown from his horse during a jumping event in Charlottesville, volontà.
  • 1998: Michael Fortier, the government’s star witness in the Oklahoma City bombing case, is sentenced to 12 years in prison after apologizing for not warning anyone about the deadly plot. (Fortier would be freed in January 2006.)
  • 1999: A U.N. tribunal indicts Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic for crimes against humanity.

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