May 27

This Day in History


Solzhenitsyn returns to Russia

Two decades after being expelled from the USSR, Nobel laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn returns to Russia in an emotional homecoming. In 1945, Solzhenitsyn was sentenced to eight years of hard labor for … (more...)


Nehru, India’s First PM, Dies

Jawaharlal Nehru, independent India’s first prime minister, died on this day in 1964. He is one of the most celebrated figures in Indian history. Born in Allahabad to a lawyer originally from K … (more...)


Inventor of Modern Dance Born

On 27 May 1877, Isadora Duncan was born in San Francisco, California. One of the most influential dancers the world has ever known, Duncan’s life was a monument to originality, creativity, adventure a … (more...)