This Day in History

Explore the pivotal events that shaped our world and occurred on This Day in History.

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May 27, 2024/

The Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) agreements were signed by the United States and the Soviet Union on May 27, 1972. These agreements marked a significant effort to curb the arms race during the Cold War, addressing limitations and guidelines for ballistic missiles. The SALT I treaties were an important step in reducing the threat […]

May 27, 2024/

On May 27, 1939, the SS St. Louis, a ship carrying 937 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany, was denied entry to Cuba despite the passengers holding valid visas. This rejection was followed by further denials from the United States and Canada due to strict immigration policies and widespread anti-Semitism. The ship was forced to return […]

May 27, 2024/

The Golden Gate Bridge officially opened to the public on May 27, 1937. Spanning the Golden Gate Strait, the bridge connected San Francisco to Marin County, California, and was the longest suspension bridge main span in the world at the time. Celebrated as a marvel of modern engineering and a stunning aesthetic achievement, the Golden […]

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