News of the day for May 27, 1993 - The World Court in The Hague hands down an indictment against Slobodan Milosevic on grounds of violations to Geneva Convention. Discovery is first Shuttle launch of the year. Air fare going down for Memorial Day weekend. An outbreak of Meningitis hits a Middle School in Aurora Colorado and Seagulls invade a small town in Utah.
May 27, 2011

Soon to become a very familiar face but not for the reasons he had in mind.

News of this day in 1993 also began with that region of Eastern Europe known as the former Yugoslavia. Slobodan Milosevic was indicted by the World Court on War Crimes over the conflict in Bosnia (which was only going to get worse in the coming months). Meanwhile, the first launch of the year for Shuttle Discovery went off without a hitch. Since it was also Memorial Day weekend in 1993, Airlines decided to take advantage of all the vacant seats and offer hefty reductions in fares. An outbreak of Meningitis in an Aurora Colorado Middle School claimed its second victim and Seagulls staged a full-on invasion of a small Utah town in search of grasshoppers, bringing analogies of the last time Seagulls made such a dramatic appearance it was also supposed to have something to do with too many Grasshoppers and the Mormons went giddy over the outcome. No such revelation this time. Just a lot of squawking and visions of Alfred Hitchcock.

All for that May 27th which happened to have fallen on a Thursday in 1993. Here is the news of that day via The CBS World News Roundup.

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