On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1896

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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