Daily almanac | Monday, May 27, 2019 – Entertainment & Life – The Columbus Dispatch

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Today is Monday, May 27, the 147th day of 2019. There are 218 days left in the year.

Highlights in history

• In 1861, Chief Justice Roger Taney, sitting as a federal circuit court judge in Baltimore, ruled that President Abraham Lincoln lacked the authority to suspend the writ of habeas corpus (Lincoln disregarded the ruling).

• In 1941, the British Royal Navy sank the German battleship Bismarck off France with a loss of some 2,000 lives.

• In 1957, the single “That’ll Be the Day” by Buddy Holly’s group The Crickets was released by Brunswick Records.

• In 1962, a dump fire in Centralia, Pennsylvania, ignited a blaze in underground coal deposits that continues to burn to this day.

• In 1985, in Beijing, representatives of Britain and China exchanged instruments of ratification for an accord returning Hong Kong to Chinese control in 1997.

• In 1995, actor Christopher Reeve was left paralyzed when he was thrown from his horse during a jumping event in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Birthdays

• 96: Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State

• 84: Lee Meriwether, actress

• 83: Louis Gossett Jr., actor

• 55: Adam Carolla, comedian

• 44: Andre 3000, rapper/actor

• 20: Desiree Ross, actress

Thought for today

“A man who limits his interests limits his life.” — Vincent Price, American actor (born this date in 1911, died 1993)

Source: Associated Press



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