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Calendar day; May 27, 2015

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Wednesday, the 27th of May, 2015 is the 147th day in 2015 and in the 22nd calendar week.
General Events:
World MS Day (Multiple Sclerosis)
May 27, 2015 in the World
The Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) was established in 1967 as an international body linking the activities of National MS societies around the world. The Federation seeks to work in worldwide partnership with Member Societies and the International Scientific Community to eliminate multiple sclerosis and its consequences, and to speak out globally on behalf of those affected by multiple sclerosis.
Since May 2009, MSIF has organised a World Multiple Sclerosis Day, which is now supported by MS organisations in at least 47 countries.[2] The purpose of the day is to “raise awareness of MS as a global issue and raise funds to support the work of the global MS movement including MS research.”
Where is the event?
National Senior Health & Fitness Day
May 27, 2015 in the USA
100,000 older adults will participate in activities at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 as we celebrate the 22nd annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day. The common goal for this day: to help keep older Americans healthy and fit. Always set for the last Wednesday in May, National Senior Health & Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for older adults.
National Senior Health & Fitness Day is organized as a public-private partnership by the Mature Market Resource Center, a national information clearinghouse for the older adult market.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 27th May:
1120 – Richard III of Capua is anointed as prince two weeks before his untimely death.
1529 – 30 Jews of Posing Hungary, charged with blood ritual, burned at stake
1679 – Habeaus Corpus Act (strengthening person’s right to challenge unlawful arrest & imprisonment) passes in England
1692 – Court of Oyer and Terminer established by Governor of Massachusetts to hear accussations of witchcraft
1703 – St Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Russian Tsar Peter the Great
1813 – Americans capture Ft George, Canada
1895 – British inventor Birt Acres patents film camera/projector
1905 – Japanese fleet destroys Russian East Sea fleet in Straits of Tushima
1907 – Bubonic Plague breaks out in San Francisco
1921 – After 84 years of British control, Afghanistan achieves sovereignty
1940 – British & French begin evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo) during WWII
1941 – German battleship Bismarck sunk by British naval force
1949 – Russian stop train traffic West-Berlin
1951 – Chinese Communists force Dalai Lama to surrender his army to Beijing
1952 – European Defense Community forms
1967 – Australians vote in favor of a constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians and to count them in the national census
1968 – The meeting of the Union Nationale des Étudiants de France (National Union of the Students of France) takes place. 30,000 to 50,000 people gather in the Stade Sebastien Charlety
1980 – South Korean police ends people’s uprising; 2,000 killed
1980 – The Gwangju Massacre: Airborne and army troops of South Korea retake the city of Gwangju from civil militias, killing at least 207 and possibly many more
1985 – Britain agrees to return Hong Kong to China in 1997
1990 – Radical Democratic Party holds 1st political meetings in Moscow
1995 – In Culpeper, Virginia, actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition
1997 – 1st all female (20 British women) team reaches North Pole
1997 – Russian Pres Boris Yeltsin signs a historic treaty with NATO
1999 – The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Miloševic and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo
2006 – The May 2006 Java earthquake strikes 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

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