Today in History, May 27, 1995: ‘Superman’ actor Christopher Reeve paralyzed in horse-riding accident – The Cincinnati Enquirer
Today is May 27. On this date:
King John of England was crowned in Westminster Abbey nearly two months after the death of his brother, Richard I (“The Lion-Hearted”).
Chief Justice Roger Taney, sitting as a federal circuit court judge in Baltimore, ruled that President Abraham Lincoln lacked the authority to suspend the writ of habeas corpus (Lincoln disregarded the ruling).
The Chicago World’s Fair, celebrating “A Century of Progress,” officially opened.