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On 27 May in Japan’s history

ON 27 MAY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on May 27, 2019

1293 : An earthquake strikes Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, killing about 30,000

1905: First day of the two-day Battle of Tsushima Straits, in which the Japanese annihited the Russian fleet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tsushima
https://www.thoughtco.com/russo-japanese-war-battle-of-tsushima-2361199
https://www.navyhistory.org.au/the-battle-of-tsushima-1905/

1918: Birth of Yasuhiro Nakasone, Japanese prime minister from 1982 to 1987
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasuhiro_Nakasone

1944: Allies land on Biak island in New Guinea, starting Operation Horlicks
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Biak
http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a550758.pdf

1944-05-27 Alied land on Biak

2007: Death of Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer, of cervical cancer, born on February 6, 1967
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izumi_Sakai
http://english.cri.cn/3086/2007/05/28/1261@232314.htm
http://swiftywriting.blogspot.com/2007/05/r-i-p-izumi-sakai-aka-zard.html

2016: U.S. President Barack Obama emphasizes the need to pursue a world free of nuclear weapons during his visit to the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima, the first by a sitting U.S. president
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36394975

 

Holidays and observances

Japan: Navy Day