27 May 2022: This day in history

1679: Habeas Corpus Act passes in England, strengthening a person’s right to challenge unlawful arrest and imprisonment

1703: Saint Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Russian Tsar Peter the Great

1873: Heinrich Schliemann discovers “Priam’s Treasure” a cache of gold and other objects in Hisarlik (Troy) in Anatolia

1905: Japanese fleet destroys the Russian East Sea fleet in the Battle of Tsushima, the only decisive clash between modern steel battleships in history

1940: British and Allied forces begin the evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo) during WWII

1963: Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st Prime Minister of Kenya

1999: The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo

2006: Earthquake strikes Java, Indonesia at 5:53:58 AM local time (22:53:58 UTC May 26) devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta, killing over 6,600 people


Source: Onthisday.com

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