On This Day

Historical Events on June 27 (Part 2)

  • 2005 "Bad Day" single is released by Daniel Powter, 1st song to sell 2 million digital copies in the US (Billboard Song of the Year 2006)

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2005 AMD files broad antitrust complaints against Intel Corporation in U.S. Federal District Court, alleging abuse of monopoly powers and antitrust violations.

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • 2007 The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2007 Gordon Brown becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown
British Prime Minister
Gordon Brown

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

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
Philanthropist Melinda Gates
Philanthropist
Melinda Gates
  • 2010 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Locust Hill CC: American Christie Kerr takes her second major title with a 12 stroke win over Song-Hee Kim of South Korea
  • 2013 Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj is re-elected President of Mongolia
  • 2013 NBA Draft: UNLV power forward Anthony Bennett first pick Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2014 NHL Coyotes franchise changes geographic name from "Phoenix" to "Arizona" after change of ownership
  • 2016 US Supreme Court strikes down Texas law restricting abortion 5-3

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2017 Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook has reached 2 billion monthly users

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg
  • 2017 European Union fines Google record $2.7 billion for unfair competition practices

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2017 Tennis star Serena Williams poses pregnant and nude for the cover of "Vanity Fair"

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 2017 Colombia's rebel group FARC officially end armed existence after 52 years in ceremony with President Juan Manuel Santos in Mesetas
  • 2017 African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina wins the World Food Prize
  • 2017 Petya malware cyber-attack affects organisations in more than 64 countries

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announces he will retire on July 31

106th US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy
106th US Supreme Court Justice
Anthony Kennedy

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2018 Malaysian police announce seizure of goods linked to former prime minister Najib Razak, worth $273 million, biggest in the country's history, including 567 handbags and 14 tiaras

Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia
Najib Razak
  • 2018 Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 arrives at diamond-shaped asteroid Ryugu
  • 2018 French government introduces plan to bring back national service for 16 year-olds
  • 2018 President Salva Kiir of South Sudan and former Vice President Riek MacharSouth sign peace deal to end four-year civil war

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2018 Democrat Representative Joseph Crowley is defeated in New York Primary election by liberal challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

US Congresswoman and Activist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
US Congresswoman and Activist
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  • 2018 Complex carbon-based molecules found by Cassini spacecraft on Saturn moon Enceladus, previously only ever found on earth and meteorites in research published in "Nature"
  • 2019 Chief Apple designer Jony Ive, designer of the iMac and the iPhone, announces he is leaving Apple after 30 years
  • 2019 US Supreme Court rules 2020 census cannot contain a question about citizenship in a 5-4 ruling
  • 2019 US Supreme Court rules the Constitution doesn't prohibit partisan gerrymandering, allowing a ruling party to redraw electoral boundaries
  • 2020 Ireland's coalition government appoints Micheál Martin as Prime Minister after four months of negotiations
  • 2020 Locust invasion labelled 'Swarmageddon' by The Times of India as it reaches Delhi