75 Years Ago—May 27, 1942: Czech resistance fighters shoot Gen. Reinhard Heydrich in Prague, deputy chief of SS and deputy governor of Czechoslovakia; he dies June 4.
German Gen. Rommel launches offensive against British at Gazala, Libya.
Doris “Dorie” Miller becomes first African-American to receive Navy Cross, for actions at Pearl Harbor.
Guide Dogs for the Blind is founded in Los Gatos CA, to help returning servicemen.
Movie premiere of Prelude to War, first of Frank Capra’s Why We Fight propaganda films.