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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

In professional basketball, the Indiana Pacers team president Larry Bird resigns, with Donnie Walsh being named to replace him. //espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/8101542/indiana-pacers-part-ways-larry-bird-introduce-donnie-walsh-new-president (ESPN)

Friday, June 27, 2008

American Foam Corporation offers to pay $6.3 million to settle legal action filed against them for manufacturing dangerous foam that contributed to the Station nightclub fire. 100 people died in the disaster. //www.courant.com/news/nationworld/hc-ctnightclub0627.artjun27,0,6379154.story ("Hartford Courant")
Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, finishes work at the company before starting fulltime philanthropic work for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. //www.afp.com/english/news/stories/newsmlmmd.ba48dd150ac9179f8b55df7365a1aff4.7c1.html (AFP)

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Ronaldo broke the all-time FIFA World Cup finals goal-scoring record of 14 goals set by Gerd Müller of Germany, scoring his 15th World Cup goal, and Brazil's first goal of the match (Round of 16), against Ghana in his 18th World Cup match.

Friday, June 27, 2003

The Boston Red Sox establish a new Major League Baseball record by scoring 10 runs before recording their first out of the game against the Florida Marlins in Boston. Marlins pitcher Kevin Olsen was injured by a line-drive hit and taken to a local hospital, where he was admitted in good condition. The Red Sox beat the Marlins, 25–8.

Thursday, June 27, 2002

Accountancy scandals – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has begun fraud action against WorldCom.

Saturday, June 27, 1987

Iraqi warplanes dropped mustard gas bombs on the Iranian town of Sardasht in two separate bombing rounds, on four residential areas. This was the first time a civilian town was targeted by chemical weapons.
A commercial HS 748 (Philippine Airlines Flight 206) crashes near Baguio City, Philippines, killing 50.
An accidental explosion at Hohenfels Training Area in West Germany kills 3 U.S. troopers.

Thursday, June 27, 1985

U.S. Route 66 is officially decommissioned.

Wednesday, June 27, 1984

France beats Spain 2–0 to win the Euro 84.

Friday, June 27, 1980

U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs Proclamation 4771, requiring 18- to 25-year-old males to register for a peacetime military draft, in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

Sunday, June 27, 1971

Concert promoter Bill Graham closes the legendary Fillmore East, which first opened on 2nd Avenue (between 5th and 6th Streets) in New York City on March 8, 1968.

Tuesday, June 27, 1967

The first automatic cash machine (voucher-based) is installed, in the office of the Barclays Bank in Enfield, England.

Monday, June 27, 1966

The gothic soap opera Dark Shadows premiered on ABC.

Tuesday, June 27, 1961

Kuwait requests British help the United Kingdom sends in troops.

Friday, June 27, 1958

The Peronist Party becomes legal again in Argentina.

Thursday, June 27, 1957

The //www.uwaterloo.com University of Waterloo is founded in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Hurricane Audrey demolishes Cameron, Louisiana, US, killing 400 people.

Tuesday, June 27, 1950

Korean War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman orders American military forces to aid in the defense of South Korea.

Thursday, June 27, 1929

The first public demonstration of color TV is held, by H. E. Ives and his colleagues at Bell Telephone Laboratories in New York. The first images are a bouquet of roses and an American flag. A mechanical system is used to transmit 50-line color television images between New York and Washington.

Tuesday, June 27, 1905

(June 14 according to the Julian calendar): Mutiny breaks out on the Russian ironclad "Potemkin".

Saturday, June 27, 1903

19-year-old American socialite Aida de Acosta becomes the first woman to fly a powered aircraft solo when she pilots Santos-Dumont's motorized dirigible, “No. 9”, from Paris to Château de Bagatelle in France.

Tuesday, June 27, 1899

The paperclip is patented by Johan Vaaler, a Norwegian inventor.//inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blpaperclip.htm Inventors: Paperclip

Friday, June 27, 1890

July ndash Politics of Japan: In the first general election for the House of Representatives of Japan, c. 5% of the adult male population elect a lower house of the Diet of Japan.
Canadian-born boxer George Dixon defeats the British bantamweight chion in London, giving him claim to be the first black world chion in any sport.

Sunday, June 27, 1869

The fortress of Goryōkaku is turned over to Imperial Japanese forces, bringing an end to the Republic of Ezo, the Battle of Hakodate and the Boshin War.

Wednesday, June 27, 1866

June 29 ndash Battle of Langensalza: The Prussians defeat the Hanoverian army.

Monday, June 27, 1853

Taiping Rebellion: The Northern Expeditionary Force crosses the Yellow River.

Sunday, June 27, 1847

The first train journey in Denmark takes place from Copenhagen to Roskilde.

Thursday, June 27, 1844

Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum, are killed in Carthage Jail, Carthage, Illinois. John Taylor, future president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is severely injured but survives.
The United States signs The Sino-American Treaty of Wanghia with the Chinese Government (the first diplomatic agreement between China and the United States in history).
The last pair of Great Auks are killed on the island of Eldey.

Wednesday, June 27, 1821

The New Hton School is founded in the United States state of New Hshire.

Saturday, June 27, 1801

Cairo falls to British troops.

Friday, June 27, 1727

July ndash History of the Ursulines in New Orleans: Seventeen Ursuline Sisters from France land in New Orleans, Louisiana, where they found the orphanage which is the predecessor of the Catholic Charities and the Ursuline Academy, making the latter the oldest continuously-operating school for girls and the oldest Catholic school in the United States.
Uxbridge, Massachusetts, is incorporated as a town.

Thursday, June 27, 1709

Old Style) ndash Battle of Poltava: Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden, thus effectively ending Sweden's role as a major power in Europe "(see below)".

Saturday, June 27, 1693

War of the Grand Alliance: The French fleet defeats the joint Dutch and English fleet at the Battle of Lagos.

Sunday, June 27, 1638

Patriarch Cyril of Constantinople is deposed for high treason and strangled and thrown into the sea by Janissaries on OttomanSultanMurad IV's command.

Saturday, June 27, 1637

23 July - After a court battle, King Charles I handed over title to the North American colony of Massachusetts to Sir Ferdinando Gorges, one of the founders of Plymouth Council for New England.
The first English venture to China is undertaken by Admiral Weddell, who sails into port in Macau and Canton during the late Ming Dynasty. The voyages are for trade, which is dominated there by the Portuguese (then combined with the power of Spain).

Wednesday, June 27, 1607

Jamestown: The colony bears extreme toil in strengthening the fort from John Smith, "Proceedings" (Barbour 1964:210).

Sunday, June 17, 1571 (Julianian calendar)

Establishment of Jesus College within the City and University of Oxford of Queen Elizabeth's foundation in England by Welsh cleric and lawyer Hugh Price.

Saturday, June 17, 1542 (Julianian calendar)

Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo discovers California and claims it for Spain.

Saturday, June 17, 1536 (Julianian calendar)

Tuesday, June 17, 1505 (Julianian calendar)

Henry VIII of England repudiates his engagement to Catherine of Aragon, at his father's command.

Tuesday, June 19, 1358 (Julianian calendar)

The Republic of Ragusa is founded.

Tuesday, June 19, 1352 (Julianian calendar)

Zug joins the Swiss Confederation.

Monday, June 19, 1318 (Julianian calendar)

Pope John XXII declares the doctrines of the Franciscans advocating ecclesiastical poverty erroneous.
Qala'un Mosque, Cairo, Egypt is founded by Al-Nasr Muhammad.
Mats Kettilmundsson is appointed regent ("rikshövitsman") of Sweden, in the absence of a Swedish king.
Disease hits cattle and sheep, reducing the herds and flocks in Europe.
Emperor Go-Daigo succeeds Emperor Hanazono on the throne of Japan.

Thursday, June 24, 678 (Julianian calendar)

In Japan, the national worshiping to the Gods of Heaven and Earth is planned, and the Emperor tries to select a woman as a Saiō to make her serve the Gods. However, the plan is not successful because the woman, Princess Tōchi, suddenly dies.
Pope Agatho succeeds Pope Donus as the 79th pope. He is the first to stop paying tribute to the Byzantine Emperor upon election.
Source: Wikipedia