June 27, 2001 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History


Pope John Paul II beatifies 28 Ukrainian Greek Catholics, including 27 martyrs most of whom were killed by the Soviet secret police. Beatification takes place at the service in Lviv, western Ukraine during his first visit to this country.

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264th Pope
John Paul II
  • The International Court of Justice finds against the United States in its judgement in the LaGrand Case.

Deaths in History

  • Tove Jansson, Finnish author (b. 1914)