Today in history

Good morning! Rise and shine!

Today in history is a place for you early risers to exercise your brains as you wait for the day to begin. Please, by all means, bring your own bits of history to the comments section and add your memories of what YOU did on this day however many years ago.

The beauty of an early morning historical post is that the date can mean that the event happened today “our time” or today “other side of the world” time.

From the life and death of Plato through to the latest, most recent history as it happens, we intend to bring you stimulating and educational historical knowledge.

Monday 27 May

1199 – John is crowned King of England.

1799 – War of the Second Coalition: Austrian forces defeat the French at Winterthur, Switzerland.

1969 – Jeffrey Hunter died.  American actor and producer 

A boat carrying 937 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution is turned away from Havana, Cuba, on this day in 1939. Only 28 immigrants are admitted into the country. After appeals to the United States and Canada for entry are denied, the rest are forced to sail back to Europe, where they’re distributed among several countries including Great Britain and France.

1647 Achsah Young is the first KNOWN woman to be executed for being a witch in Massachusetts

And….it’s Mother’s Day in Bolivia