May 27 in history: First chess tournament, Pakistan Army massacre, and more

Updated: May 27, 2021, 09:31 AM(IST)

From slaughtering of Chinese gold miners to deadly Indonesia earthquake, here's what happened on this day in the past

1851

World's first chess tournament is held in London

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1887

34 Chinese gold miners are slaughtered in Hells Canyon, US

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1939

Ship carrying Jewish refugees, fleeing Nazi Germany, is turned away in Cuba

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1971

Pakistan Army massacre over 200 civilians in Bagbati, Bangladesh

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2006

Earthquake devastates parts of Java, Indonesia, kills over 600

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