Sunday, June 17, 2018

Adv27 For release Tuesday, May 27

1896: 255 people were killed when a tornado struck St. Louis, Missouri, and East St. Louis, Illinois.

1937: The new Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California, was opened to pedestrian traffic (vehicles began crossing the next day).

1941: The British Royal Navy sank the German battleship Bismarck off France, with a loss of 2,000 lives, three days after the Bismarck sank the HMS Hood.

1994: Nobel Prize-winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia after spending two decades in exile.

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