On This Day in History for June 27

Events in History

  • 678 St Agatho begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 992 Battle of Conquereuil won by the Count of Anjou, Fulk the Black, defeating Conan I, Count of Brittany, in western France
  • 1358 Republic of Dubrovnik is founded
  • 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
  • 1552 Cathedral Church of Charcas established in Charcas, Spanish Empire (later La Plata, now Sucre, Bolivia) [1]
  • 1580 Duke of Alva's army occupies Portugal
  • 1652 New Amsterdam (now New York City) enacts first speed limit law in North America
  • 1693 1st sea battle of Lagos: a French fleet under Anne Hilarion de Tourville defeated an Anglo-Dutch fleet under George Rooke
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Weddings in History

  • 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

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