What Happened on June 27

Historical Events

  • 1542 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain
  • 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.
  • 1929 1st color TV demo (NYC)
  • 1950 North Korean troops reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Harry Truman orders US Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict
  • 1967 The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield, London
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Did You Know?

1st atomic power station opens - Obninsk, near Moscow in Russia

On June 27, 1954

Famous Weddings

  • 1524 Earl Henry III of Nassau weds Mencia de Medoza, 16-years old marquess
  • 1948 Inventor Jack Kilby (24) weds Barbara Annegers
  • 1964 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) weds academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) in Beverly Hills, California
  • 1992 "One Life to Live" actress Catherine Hickland (36) weds actor Michael E. Knight (33)
  • 1992 Singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli (34) weds Enrica Cenzatti

Famous Divorces

  • 2007 Former Playboy playmate and Baywatch actress Donna D'Errico (38) divorces Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 years of marriage
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