27 May

1937 : Opening the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco


On 27 May 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco to Marin County, California, is inaugurated. The bridge was declared open by President Roosevelt in the White House. At the time of its construction, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. Its construction was a challenge because of the San Andreas Fault that runs through the middle of the bay and because of the rushing waters of the bay. The bridge became the internationally recognizable symbol of the city of San Francisco.

1941 : Bismarck sunk


On May 27, 1941, the British navy sank the pride of Germany, the battleship Bismarck, three days after it sank the English battleship, HMS Hood. The event was reported worldwide.

1963 : Kenya African Nation Union won elections


On May 27, 1963, the first multi-racial elections in Kenya saw the victory of the Kenya African Nation Union led by Jomo Kenyatta, considered the founding father of the country and thus became the first Prime Minister of Kenya. This country became independent from the United Kingdom at the end of that year.

1997 : A tornado destroyed a region of Texas


On May 27, 1997, a Category 5 tornado hit Jarrell, Texas City, killing nearly 30 people. An F5 tornado has winds of over 460km/h and destroys everything in its path, leaving only emptiness.

1999 : Slobodan Milosevic convicted


On May 27, 1999, Slobodan Milosevic is convicted of crimes against humanity and genocide by the international tribunal in The Hague for atrocities committed in Kosovo during the war in the 90s. Milosevic was president of Serbia and then of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia between 1989 and 2000. He was found dead in his cell in 2006.

2006 : Earthquake in Indonesia


On May 27, 2006, an earthquake of moment magnitude 6.3 strucks the cities of Yogyakarta and Bantul, Indonesia. Over 6000 people are killed and 1.5 million people left homeless.

: 27 May

Jomo Kenyatta, pre de la nation knyane
God said this is our land, land in which we flourish as people... we want our cattle to get fat on our land so that our children grow up in prosperity; and we do not want the fat removed to feed others.

: 27 May

Cornelius Vanderbilt, American entrepreneur in shipping and railroads (1794)
Wild Bill Hickok, Figure in the American Old West (1837)
Roberto Soldado, Spanish footballer (1885)
Dashiell Hammett, American writer (1894)
John Cockcroft, English physicist, Nobel Laureate (1897)
Vincent Price, American actor (1911)
Yasuhiro Nakasone, Japanese politician (1918)
Christopher Lee, English actor (1922)
Louis Gossett, Jr, American actor (1936)
Alain Souchon, French singer (1944)
Richard Schiff, American actor (1955)
Todd Bridges, American actor (1965)
Michele Bartoli, Italian cyclist (1970)
Joseph Fiennes, English actor (1970)
Paul Bettany, English actor (1971)
Chris Colfer, American actor (1990)

Ils nous ont quitt un 27 May

Marguerite de Valois, First wife of King Henry IV of France (1615)
Franoise-Athnas, marquise de Montespan, Mistress of King Louis XV of France (1707)
Niccol Paganini, Italian violinist and composer (1840)
Aleksandr Stoletov, Russian physicist (1896)
Robert Koch, German physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1910)
Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian politician (1964)
Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (1969)
Paul Gleason, American actor (2006)

: 27 May

Take good pictures of your children


Everyone wants the best possible pictures of his children but sometimes they show the worst will to help you get them.
For their cooperation, we must choose one day when they are in a good mood.
Then we must find the best possible light. The photos will be better outdoors and under an overcast but not dark day or in the shade under a sunny day. It is also preferable to avoid having to use the flash which gives an artificial appearance to the photos.
We should take as many photos as possible in different places and different positions in order to have more chances of successful and interesting pictures. We should keep only the best and delete all others : we must think we are going to show these pictures to friends and family and they will be delighted to see some photos of our children, however we should be careful not to give them indigestion at risk of seeing them run away the next time we want to show them pictures.
We should take photos of our child's face as well as photos of his full body. We should sit near our child to take photos, rather than using the zoom.
It is also better to interact with our child to make him express different emotions on his face : a good photograph can only be done if the child is smiling and calm. We should also put ourselves on eye level with our child before taking the picture.
The child should be dressed normally : it is better to avoid putting him clothes too smart or too typed if we do not want him to look ridiculous in the photos, unless we want to have control means for when he is a teenager.
We should remember to be very careful before publishing the pictures of our kids on our accounts on social networks : they have little protection and once on the Internet, we should know that it's forever.

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