On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1896

Historical Events

  • Bay District Race Track in San Francisco closes
  • Tornado hit St Louis, killing 255, leaving thousands homeless

Famous Deaths

  • Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov, Russian physicist (b. 1839)
  • Allard Pierson, Dutch theologist, philosopher and art historian, dies at 65
1896 Highlights

About May 27, 1896

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini