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1759General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.

1857James 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

1988Mike Tyson KOs Michael Spink in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m)

195914th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

1950North Koreans troop reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Harry Truman orders Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict

199412th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Dave Stockton

1709Peter the Great of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.

2007Gordon Brown becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

2008Bill Gates steps down as Chairman of Microsoft Corporation to work full time for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

2001Pope 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.

1981"Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes returns to #1 slot

1993Don Henley booed in Milwaukee when he dedicates the song "It's Not Easy Being Green" to President Clinton

June 27th Historical Events
Date Event
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. 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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. 
2007
Gordon Brown becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 
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 
2016
Chile repeats as Copa America champs; Lionel Messi says he's quitting Argentina 
2017
At platform 9-3/4, Harry Potter fans mark 20 years of magic 
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