Today in history – May 27

1647 – Alse Young became the first person executed as a witch in America when she was hanged in Hartford, Conn.

1930 – The Chrysler Building opens to the public.

1937 – San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge was opened.

1963 – The album “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan,” which featured the song “Blowin’ in the Wind,” was released.

1995 – Actor Christopher Reeve was paralyzed when he was thrown from his horse during a jumping event in Charlottesville, Va.

1997 – The Supreme Court ruled Paula Jones could pursue her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton while he was in office.