By Barry Boyce,
15-June 6, 1927
19-July 17, 1927
Germany, 182.5 km
- Communications - January 28, 1927, the first international telephone call
was made from New York City to London.
York City - Baseball hero, “Babe” Ruth hit 60 home
runs for the Yankees. Asked why he had a higher salary than
President Hoover, Ruth
said, “I’m having a better year.”
of Jedda - Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud became the King of Hejaz and
renamed it Saudi Arabia. May 20, 1927,
the United Kingdom recognized Abdul-Aziz ibn
Saud and granted Saudi Arabia independence.
- Aviation - Charles Lindbergh flew the Spirit of St. Louis on the first,
flight from New York to Paris. Lindbergh instantly
became an American hero.
- Germany - the German economy collapsed.
* Tour de France Champion: Ottavio Bottecchia (Ita), 1894-1927, Bottecchia had
a storied Tour de France
history, but after two years of great success
the future would not be kind to this very talented rider. Bottecchia recorded
in 1924 and 1925, and became a great hero in Italy. [Read Cycling Revealed’s “Untimely
Lizzie Borden, 1860-1927, she was a notorious figure who was thought
to have killed her parents with an ax. The popular belief of the time
rhyme: Lizzie Borden had an ax, she gave her mother 40 whacks, and
when they thought
she was done, she gave her father 4 The ax was never found and the
jury acquitted the 33-year-old schoolteacher.
Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti convicted of murder and robbery
in 1921 they were executed in 1927. Their execution sparked worldwide
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