Historical Events on 27th June

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678 - St Agatho begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1358 - Republic of Dubrovnik is founded
1542 - Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain
1580 - Duke of Alva's army occupies Portugal
1652 - New Amsterdam (now New York City) enacts first speed limit law in North America
1693 - 1st sea battle of Lagos: a French fleet under Anne Hilarion de Tourville defeated an Anglo-Dutch fleet under George Rooke
1693 - 1st woman's magazine "Ladies' Mercury" published (London)
1697 - Polish parliament selects monarch August of Saxony as king
1709 - Peter the Great of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.
1743 - War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen: in Bavaria, King George II of Britain personally leads troops into battle. The last time a British monarch would command troops in the field.
Russian Tsar Peter the GreatRussian Tsar Peter the Great 1756 - French fleet conquer St Philips Castle of Minorca
1759 - General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.
1778 - Liberty Bell came home to Philaelphia after the British departure
1806 - Buenos Aires captured by British
1833 - Prudence Crandall, a white woman, arrested for conducting an academy for black females at Canterbury Conn
1847 - New York & Boston linked by telegraph wires
1857 - James Donnelly becomes engaged in a drunken brawl with Patrick Farrell, who suffers a fatal blow to the head. Farrell dies two days later, which makes James Donnelly a wanted man and draws the Donnelly family into the notorious feud
1862 - -28] Battle at Garnett's/Golding's Farms, Virginia
British Army Officer James WolfeBritish Army Officer James Wolfe 1862 - Battle of Gaines' Mill, VA (Cold Harbor, Chickahominy Bluffs) Day 3
1863 - Skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia
1864 - Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Kennesaw Mountain GA
1867 - Bank of California opens doors
1876 - 1st NLer to get 6 hits in 9 inn game (Dave Force, Phila Athletics)
1876 - Democratic Party elects Samuel Tilden as US presidential candidate
1890 - Cecil Rhodes' colonies attack Motlousi in Matabeleland
1890 - George Dixon becomes 1st black boxing champ (Bantam weight)
1893 - Great stock crash on NY stock exchange
1899 - 16th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Blanche Hillyard beats C Sterry (6-2 6-3)
1899 - 23rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Reginald Doherty beats Arthur Gore (1-6 4-6 6-3 6-3 6-3)
1903 - 9th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 307 at Baltusrol GC NJ
1905 - Russian sailors mutiny aboard battleship "Potemkin" and sail for Odessa
1909 - 23rd US Womens Tennis: Hazel H Wightman beats M Barger-Wallach (6-0 6-1)
1909 - Etten-Leur 1st airplane flight in Neth (Belgium count De Lambert)
1914 - Jack Johnson beats Frank Moran in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
1914 - US signs treaty of commerce with Ethiopia
1915 - 100°F (38°C), Fort Yukon, Alaska (state record)
1915 - Dutch SDAP demonstrates against conscription
1917 - 1st baseball player (Hank Gowdy) to enter WW I military service
1922 - Newberry Medal 1st presented for kids literature (Hendrik Van Loon)
1923 - Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane
1929 - 1st color TV demo (NYC)
1929 - President Paul Von Hindenburg refuses to pay German debt of WW I
1931 - 3rd Ryder Cup: US wins, 9-3 at Scioto Country Club (Columbus, Ohio, US)
1933 - 4th Ryder Cup: Great Britain wins, 6½-5½ at Southport & Ainsdale, England
1934 - Federal Savings & Loan Association created
1935 - Danno O'Mahoney beats Jim Londos in Boston, to become wrestling champ
1936 - 71st British Golf Open: Alf Padgham shoots a 287 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1939 - 1st night game at Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Indians 5, Tigers 0)
1939 - Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 2-2, in 23 innings
1939 - Headley scores a cricket century in each innings v England at Lord's
1940 - Soviet Army attacks Romania
1940 - USSR returns to Gregorian calendar
1941 - Bialystok Poland falls to Germany
1941 - Nazi manifest against the Jews in Amsterdam
1942 - FBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs from a sub off NY's Long Island
1942 - PQ-17 convoy leaves Iceland for Archangelsk
1943 - Elly Dammers throws Dutch record spear (41,43m)
1943 - Fanny Blankers-Koen runs Dutch record 200m (24.5)
1944 - Cherbourg, France liberated by Allies
1945 - Foundation 1940-45 established
1947 - 98°F (36.8°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands
1947 - WRC TV channel 4 in Washington DC (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 - "Captain Video & His Video Rangers" debut on DUMONT-TV
1950 - "Liar" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 12 performances
1950 - 32nd PGA Championship: Chandler Harper at Scioto CC Columbus Ohio
1950 - US sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman 1950 - North Koreans troop reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Harry Truman orders Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict
1950 - South Africa heeds United Nations call to assist Korea
1953 - Joseph Laniel appointed French premier
1954 - 1st atomic power station opens (Obninsk, near Moscow, Russia)
1954 - CIA-sponsored rebels overthrow elected government of Guatemala
1955 - "Julius LaRosa Show" debuts on CBS-TV
1955 - 1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois)
1956 - Indians trailing Orioles 9-1 come back to win 12-11 in 11 innings
1957 - Hurricane Audrey, kills 526 in Louisiana & Texas
1957 - The British Medical Research Council publishes a report suggesting a direct link between smoking and lung cancer.
1958 - Billy Pierce's perfect game bid broken with 2 outs in 9th
1958 - Harry Burrell flies KC-135 record (5:27:42.8) NY to London
1959 - "West Side Story" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 734 perfs
1959 - 14th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright
1959 - Players vote Henry Aaron unanimously for the All-Star Game
1960 - British Somaliland becomes part of Somalia
1960 - Chlorophyll "A" synthesized in Cambridge, Massachusetts
1960 - Oil pipe line from Rotterdam-Ruhrgebied opens
1961 - Ghana imposes a total ban on exports to South Africa and South West Africa
1962 - NASA civilian pilot Joseph Walker takes X-15 to 6,606 kph, 37,700 m
1962 - Ross Perot begins Electronic Data Systems
1962 - In South Africa, the General Law Amendment Act (Sabotage Act) No 76 commences, increasing the state president's power to declare organisations unlawful and to add further restrictions to banning orders
1963 - Bill J Kramer & Dakotas record Lennon & McCartney "I Call Your Name"
1963 - US President John Kennedy spent 1st full day in Ireland
1963 - USAF Major Robert A Rushworth in X-15 reaches 86,900 m
1963 - Phillies Johnny Callison hits for cycle, but Phillie centerfielder Tony Gonzalez's error ends his record 205 consecutive errorless games
1964 - "New Phil Silvers Show" last airs on CBS-TV
1964 - "Sie Liebt Dich (She Loves You)" by Die Beatles peaks at #97
1964 - Jan & Dean release "Little Old Lady From Pasadena"
1965 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Carling Golf Open
1966 - 1st sci-fi soap opera, "Dark Shadows," premieres on ABC-TV
1966 - 4th Mayor's Trophy Game; Yanks beat Mets 5-2
1967 - Race riot in Buffalo NY (200 arrested)
1967 - The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield, London.
1968 - Ludvik Vaculik publishes "Manifest of 2000 words" in Prague
1969 - 50,000 attend Denver Pop Festival
1969 - Honduras/El Salvador breaks diplomatic relations due to soccer match
1969 - Police raid Stonewall Gay Bar in Greenwich Village, NY, about 400 to 1,000 patrons riot against police, it lasts 3 days
1970 - Following the arrest of Bernadette Devlin, intense riots erupt in Derry and Belfast leading to a prolonged gun battle between Irish republicans and loyalists
1971 - "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" closes at Golden NYC after 31 perfs
1971 - 26th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by JoAnne Carner
1973 - "Live & Let Die" premieres in US
1973 - John W Dean tells Watergate Committee about Nixon's "enemies list"
1973 - Uruguay suspends constitution
1973 - The President of Uruguay dissolves Parliament and heads a coup d'état.
1974 - "Flip Wilson Show" last airs on NBC-TV
1974 - US president Nixon visits USSR
1976 - "Pacific Overtures" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 193 perfs
1976 - Air France Airbus hijacked in Germany to Uganda
1976 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Invitational
1976 - Portuguese general Antonio Eanes elected president
1976 - In South Africa, the National President of the Black People's Convention, Kenneth Hlaku Rachidi, declares that riots in Soweto have lead to a new era of political consciousness
1976 - Air France A-300B Airbus hijacked from Athens arrives at Entebbe, Uganda; four hijackers members Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Bader-Meinhof Gang in Germany
1977 - 5-4 Supreme Court decision allows lawyers to advertise
1977 - Djibouti (Afars & Issas) claims Independence from France
1977 - Willie McCovey smashes 2 HRs in inning for 2nd time (Apr 12, 1973)
1978 - Henry Rono of Kenya sets record for 3,000 m, 7:32.1
1978 - Soyuz 30 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Polish) to Salyut 6 space station
1978 - US Seasat 1, 1st oceanographic satellite, launched into polar orbit
1979 - Heavyweight Muhammad Ali confirms that his 3rd retirement is final (it isn't)
1979 - Supreme Court rules employers may use quotas to help minorities
1980 - 1st female state police graduates (NJ)
1980 - Dodger's Jerry Reuss' no-hits SF Giants 8-0
1980 - Italian plane crashes into Tyrrheense Sea, kills 81
1980 - US revives draft registration
Actress Bette DavisActress Bette Davis 1981 - "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes returns to #1 slot
1981 - Cambodia adopts its constitution
1981 - Pamela Jenks, 21, crowned 14th Miss Black America
1982 - "Dancin'" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1,774 performances
1982 - "Play Me a Country Song" opens & closes at Virginia Theater NYC
1982 - STS-4 Launch (Columbia)
1982 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1983 - Highest price paid for painting by a living artist 960,200 pounds - Miro
1983 - Mariners bat out of order against White Sox in 2nd inning
1983 - NASA launches space vehicle S-205
1983 - Soyuz T-9 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
1984 - Emmy 11th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 5th time
1984 - Fire destroys a set in "A View to the Kill"
1984 - France wins soccer's European Cup
1984 - Late Night's 1st Tower Drop
1984 - Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts
1985 - First hotel strike in NY
1985 - Route 66 (Chicago to Santa Monica), is decertified
1986 - Anne White shocks Wimbledon by wearing only a body stocking
1986 - In referendum, Irish uphold ban on divorce
1986 - Robby Thompson (SF) sets record, caught stealing 4 times in 1 game
1986 - SF Giant Robby Thompson is caught stealing record 4 times
1986 - US informs NZ it will not defend it against attack
1986 - World Court rules US aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal
1986 - South African Journalist and founder of the 'New Nation' newspaper, Zwelakhe Sisulu is abducted; he was released 721 days later on 2 December 1988
1987 - Supreme Court Justice Powell retires
1987 - In South Africa, the Afrikaans Protestant Church, a breakaway faction of Dutch Reformed Church, is formed
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 1988 - Mike Tyson KOs Michael Spink in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m)
1988 - Reds bat out of order against Padres in 1st inning
1990 - Jose Canseco signs record $4,700,000 per year Oak A's contract
1990 - Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran, contributes $8600 to help their earthquake victims
1991 - Emmy 18th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 12th time
1992 - "57 Channels (and Nothin' on)" by Bruce Springsteen peaks at #68
1992 - 193rd ranked Andrei Olhovsky defeats #1 seed Jim Courier at Wimbledon
1992 - Dan O'Brien fails on pole vault & eliminated from Olympics decathlon
1992 - Daryl Gates retires as LA police chief
1993 - "Falsettos" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 487 performances
1993 - 11th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jim Colbert
1993 - NY Met pitcher Anthony Young loses record 24th straight game
1993 - Shelley Hamlin wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic
42nd US President Bill Clinton42nd US President Bill Clinton 1993 - Don Henley booed in Milwaukee when he dedicates the song "It's Not Easy Being Green" to President Clinton
1994 - "Gray's Anatomy" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 8 performances
1994 - 118°F (47.8°C) at Lakewood New Mexico[dup]
1994 - 118°F (47.8°C) at Lakewood New Mexico (state record)
1994 - 12th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Dave Stockton
1994 - NY Daily News increases prices to 50 cents
1994 - Aerosmith become first major band to let fans download a full new track free from the internet
1995 - Holland's debut in English domestic comp (v Northants, NatWest)
1995 - Mason City Iowa's TV news personality Jodi Huisentruit disappears
1995 - Space shuttle STS-71 (Atlantis 14), launches
1995 - Former WMMS engineer William Alford is sentenced to 10 days & $1,000 fine for cutting feed during Howard Stern's broadcast from Cleveland
1998 - Opening of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia.
1999 - ATB go to No.1 on the UK singles chart with '9pm, Till I Come'
1999 - The Chemical Brothers go to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Surrender', their second No.1 album
1999 - 45th LPGA Championship won by Juli Inkster
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 2001 - Pope John Paul II beatifies 28 Ukrainian Greek Catholics, including 27 martyrs most of whom were killed by the Soviet secret police. Beatification takes place at the service in Lviv, western Ukraine during his first visit to this country.
2001 - The International Court of Justice finds against the United States in its judgement in the LaGrand Case.
2003 - The United States National Do Not Call Registry, formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls and administered by the Federal Trade Commission, enrolls almost three-quarters of a million phone numbers on its first day.
2005 - AMD files broad antitrust complaints against Intel Corporation in U.S. Federal District Court, alleging abuse of monopoly powers and antitrust violations.
2007 - The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.
Microsoft Founder Bill GatesMicrosoft Founder Bill Gates 2008 - Bill Gates steps down as Chairman of Microsoft Corporation to work full time for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
2010 - 56th LPGA Championship won by Cristie Kerr
2013 - Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj is re-elected President of Mongolia

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