What Happened on June 27

Significant Events

  • 1542 Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo sets sail from the Mexican port of Navidad to explore the west coast of North America on behalf of the Spanish Empire
  • 1693 1st women's magazine "Ladies' Mercury" published (London)
  • 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, performed by Bell Laboratories in NYC
  • 1950 North Korean troops reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Harry Truman orders US Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict
  • 1954 1st atomic power station opens - Obninsk, near Moscow in Russia
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Did You Know?

The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield, London

On June 27, 1967

Would You Believe?

New Amsterdam (now New York City) enacts first speed limit law in North America

On June 27, 1652

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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