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Events and People Who Made History on June 27

7th Century

678 - St. Agatho begins his reign as Catholic Pope

16th Century

1524 - Earl Henry III of Nassau weds Mencia de Medoza, 16-years old marquess
1542 - Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain
1580 - Duke van Alva's army occupies Portugal

17th Century

1652 - New Amsterdam (now New York City) passes 1st speed limit law in US
1693 - 1st sea battle of Lagos: England and Holland vs France
1693 - 1st woman's magazine "Ladies' Mercury" published (London)
1697 - Polish parliament selects monarch August van Saksen as king

18th Century

1743 - English defeat French at Dettingen
1756 - French fleet conquer St. Philips Castle of Minorca
1778 - Liberty Bell came home to Philadelphia after the British had left

19th Century

1806 - Buenos Aires captured by British
1833 - Prudence Crandall, a white woman, arrested for conducting an academy for black females at Canterbury Conn
1847 - NY and Boston linked by telegraph wires
1862 - Battle at Garnett's/Golding's Farms, Virginia
1862 - Battle of Gaines' Mill, Virginia (Cold Harbor, Chickahominy Bluffs) Day 3
1863 - Skirmish at Fairfax (Courthouse) Virginia
1864 - Atlanta Campaign-Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia
1867 - Bank of California opens doors
1876 - 1st NLer to get 6 hits in 9 inn game (Dave Force, Philadelphia Athletics)
1876 - Democratic Party elects Samuel Tilden as presidential candidate
1890 - Cecil Rhodes' colonies attack Motlousi at Matabeleland
1890 - George Dixon becomes 1st black boxing champ (Bantam weight)
1893 - Great stock crash on New York stock exchange

20th Century

1903 - 9th U.S. Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 307 at Baltusrol Golf Club New Jersey
1905 - Russian sailors mutiny aboard battleship "Potemkin"
1909 - 23rd U.S. Womens Tennis: Hazel H Wightman beats M Barger-Wallach (60 61)
1909 - Etten-Leur 1st airplane flight in Netherlands (Belgium count De Lambert)
1914 - Jack Johnson beats Frank Moran in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
1914 - U.S. signs treaty of commerce with Ethiopia
1915 - 100 degrees F (38 degrees 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)
1929 - 1st color TV demo, New York City
1929 - President Von Hindenburg refuses to pay German debt of WW I
1931 - 3rd Ryder Cup: U.S., 9-3 at Scioto CC Ohio
1933 - 4th Ryder Cup: Great Britain, 6 -5 at Southport and Ainsdale, England
1934 - Federal Savings and Loan Association created
1935 - Danno O'Mahoney beats Jim Londos in Boston, to become wrestling champ
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 vs. England at Lord's
1940 - Soviet Army attacks Romania
1940 - U.S.S.R. 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 New York'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 degrees F (36.8 degrees C) in De Bilt Netherlands
1947 - WRC TV channel 4 in Washington D.C. (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 - "Captain Video and His Video Rangers," debut on DUMONT-TV
1950 - 32nd PGA Championship: Chandler Harper at Scioto CC Columbus Ohio
1950 - "Liar" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 12 performances
1950 - North Koreans troop reach Seoul, United Nations asks members to aid South Korea, Truman orders Air Force and Navy into Korean conflict
1950 - U.S. sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam
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 - 1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted, Illinois
1955 - "Julius LaRosa Show," debuts on CBS-TV
1956 - Indians trailing Orioles 9-1 come back to win 12-11 in 11 innings
1957 - Hurricane Audrey, kills 526 in Louisiana and Texas
1958 - Billy Pierce's perfect game bid broken with 2 outs in 9th
1958 - Harry Burrell flies KC-135 record (5:27:42.8) New York to London
1959 - 14th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright
1959 - Players vote Henry Aaron unanimously for the All-Star Game
1959 - "West Side Story" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 734 performances
1960 - British Somaliland becomes part of Somalia
1960 - Chlorophyll "A" synthesized Cambridge Mass
1960 - Oil pipe line from Rotterdam-Ruhrgebied opens
1962 - NASA civilian pilot Joseph Walker takes X-15 to 6,606 kph, 37,700 m
1962 - Ross Perot begins Electronic Data Systems, EDS
1963 - Bill J Kramer and Dakotas record Lennon and McCartney "I Call Your Name"
1963 - Phillies Johnny Callison hits for cycle, but Phillie centerfielder Tony Gonzalez's error ends his record 205 consecutive errorless games
1963 - President Kennedy spent 1st full day in Ireland
1963 - USAF Major Robert A Rushworth in X-15 reaches 86,900 m
1964 - Jan and Dean release "Little Old Lady From Pasadena"
1964 - "New Phil Silvers Show," last airs on CBS-TV
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; Yankees beat Mets 5-2
1967 - Race riot in Buffalo New York (200 arrested)
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, New York, about 400 to 1,000 patrons riot against police, it lasts 3 days
1971 - 26th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by JoAnne Carner
1971 - "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" closes at Golden New York City after 31 performances
1973 - John W Dean tells Watergate Committee about Nixon's "enemies list"
1973 - "Live and Let Die" premieres in U.S.
1973 - Uruguay suspends constitution
1974 - "Flip Wilson Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1974 - U.S. president Nixon visits U.S.S.R.
1976 - Air France Airbus hijacked in Germany to Uganda
1976 - Israeli raid on Entebbe, Uganda
1976 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Invitational
1976 - "Pacific Overtures" closes at Winter Garden New York City after 193 performances
1976 - Portuguese general Antonio Eanes elected president
1977 - 5-4 Supreme Court decision allows lawyers to advertise
1977 - Djibouti (Afars and Issas) claims Independence from France
1977 - Willie McCovey smashes 2 home runs 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 - U.S. Seasat 1, 1st oceanographic satellite, launched into polar orbit
1979 - Muhammad Ali retires as boxing champ
1979 - Supreme Court rules employers may use quotas to help minorities
1980 - 1st female state police graduates, New Jersey
1980 - Dodger's Jerry Reuss' no-hits San Francisco Giants 8-0
1980 - Italian plane crashes into Tyrrheense Sea, kills 81
1980 - U.S. revives draft registration
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 New York City after 1,774 performances
1982 - "Play Me a Country Song" opens and closes at Virginia Theater New York City
1982 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1982 - STS-4 Launch (Columbia)
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 - 1st hotel strike in New York
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 - San Francisco Giant Robby Thompson is caught stealing record 4 times
1986 - U.S. informs New Zealand it will not defend it against attack
1986 - World Court rules U.S. aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal
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
1991 - Emmy 18th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 12th time
1992 - 193rd ranked Andrei Olhovsky defeats #1 seed Jim Courier at Wimbledon
1992 - Dan O'Brien fails on pole vault and eliminated from Olympics decathlon
1992 - Daryl Gates retires as Los Angeles police chief
1992 - Denmark upsets German 2-0, to win European Soccer championship
1993 - 11th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jim Colbert
1993 - Don Henley booed in Milwaukee when he dedicates the song "It's Not Easy Being Green" to President Clinton
1993 - "Falsettos" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 487 performances
1993 - New York Met pitcher Anthony Young loses record 24th straight game
1993 - Shelley Hamlin wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic
1994 - 118 degrees F (47.8 degrees C) at Lakewood, New Mexico
1994 - 12th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Dave Stockton
1994 - "Gray's Anatomy" closes at Beaumont Theater New York City after 8 performances
1994 - N.Y. Daily News increases prices to 50 cents
1995 - Former WMMS engineer William Alford is sentenced to 10 days and $1,000 fine for cutting feed during Howard Stern's broadcast from Cleveland
1995 - Holland's debut in English domestic comp (vs. Northants, NatWest)
1995 - Mason City Iowa's TV news personality Jodi Huisentruit disappears
1995 - Space shuttle STS-71 (Atlantis 14), launches

21st Century

2008 - Bill Gates resigns from Microsoft to focus on his charity work


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