Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/May 27

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This is a list of selected May 27 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article, featured list or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Qibla observation by shadows (09:18 UTC, Islam, 2022) 2022 date not mentioned in the article
Children's Day in Nigeria refimprove
1153Malcolm IV was crowned King of Scotland at the age of twelve. missing information
1703 – Russian Tsar Peter I founded Saint Petersburg after reconquering the Ingrian land from Sweden during the Great Northern War. History: refimprove section; St Petersburg: refimprove section
1860Expedition of the Thousand: Giuseppe Garibaldi and his Redshirts launched their attack on Palermo. appears on May 5
1874 – The first group of nomadic pastoralists known as Trekboere set out on the Dorsland Trek, departing South Africa for Angola. uncited paragraphs
1908Hakeem Noor-ud-Din was unanimously elected the head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, a day after the death of its founder Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. refimprove
1919 – The Curtiss NC-4 flying boat arrived in Lisbon, Portugal, becoming the first fixed-wing aircraft to complete a transatlantic flight under its own power. refimprove section
1942World War II: Czech resistance fighters in Prague ambushed and mortally wounded Reinhard Heydrich, the chief of the Reich Security Main Office and the Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. refimprove section
* 1096 – The largest of the Rhineland massacres took place in Mainz, where at least 1,100 Jews were killed by the People's Crusade. Tagged for bare urls
* 1199King John was crowned at Westminster Abbey. Date not cited in article



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