What Happened on June 27

Historical 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
  • 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 commanded troops in the field.
  • 1950 North Korean troops reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Harry Truman orders US Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict

Jun 27 in Film & TV

  • 1949 "Captain Video & His Video Rangers" debut on DUMONT-TV - Television's first sci-fi series

Jun 27 in Music

  • 1994 Aerosmith become first major band to let fans download a full new track free from the internet

Jun 27 in Sport

  • 1890 Canadian boxer George Dixon becomes first black world champion when he stops English bantamweight champion Edwin "Nunc" Wallace in 18 rounds in London, England

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
  • 1895 American journalist Ida B. Wells (32) weds American attorney Ferdinand L. Barnett (43) at Bethel AME Church in Chicago
  • 1948 American handheld calculator inventor Jack Kilby (24) weds Barbara Annegers

Famous Divorces

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

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