27 May 2012

Timeline May 27 & 28

May 27
1647  Alse Young became the first person executed as a witch in America when she was hanged in Hartford, Connecticut.
1819  Julia Ward Howe, American author & reformer, who wrote Battle Hymn of the Republic, was born.
1837  Wild Bill Hickok American frontiersman, army scout and marksman was born.
1907  Rachel Carson American biologist and writer was born.  Her books inspired the Environmental movement.
1941  The British Navy sank the German battleship Bismarck off France.

May 28
1908  Ian Fleming, English novelist, who created James Bond, was born.
1934  The Dionne quintuplets were born to Elzire Dionne near the village of Corbeil, Ontario, Canada.

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