Events in History on June 27

  • 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

Historic Event

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
  • 1697 Polish parliament selects monarch August of Saxony as king

Victory in Battle

1709 Great Northern War: Peter the Great of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava; Charles goes into exile in Bender, Ottoman Empire

Battle of Dettingen

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.

Historic Event

1746 Flora MacDonald helps Bonnie Prince Charlie, disguised as Betty Burke an Irish maid, evade capture by landing him on the Isle of Skye

  • 1756 French fleet conquer St Philips Castle of Minorca

Historic Siege

1759 British general James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.

Liberty Bell

1778 Liberty Bell returns home to Philadelphia after the British departure

French Revolution

1789 French Revolution: King Louis XVI orders the nobility and clergy of the Estates-General to meet with the Third Estate, by then called the National Assembly

  • 1806 Buenos Aires captured by British
  • 1833 Prudence Crandall, a white woman, arrested for conducting an academy for black females at Canterbury, Connecticut
  • 1847 New York & Boston linked by telegraph wires
  • 1857 Bibighar massacre of 120 British women and children following the siege of Cawnpore

Historic Event

1857 James Donnelly becomes engaged in a drunken brawl with Patrick Farrell, who suffers a fatal blow to the head. Farrell dies two days later, which makes James Donnelly a wanted man and draws the Donnelly family into the notorious feud

  • 1862 -28] Battle at Garnett's/Golding's Farms, Virginia
  • 1862 Battle of Gaines's Mill, VA (Cold Harbor, Chickahominy Bluffs) Day 3
  • 1863 Skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia

Battle of Interest

1864 US Civil War: Atlanta Campaign - Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia: Union General Sherman makes unsuccessful frontal attack on Confederate defense

  • 1867 Bank of California opens doors
  • 1876 1st NLer to get 6 hits in 9 inn game (Dave Force, Philadelphia Athletics)
  • 1876 Democratic Party elects Samuel Tilden as US presidential candidate

Historic Event

1890 Cecil Rhodes' colonists attack Motlousi in Matabeleland

  • 1893 Great stock crash on NY stock exchange

Historic Event

1896 Review of Paul Laurence Dunbar's second book, "Majors and Minors" by William Dean Howells in "Harper's Weekly" brings the poet to national attention

Around The World Alone In A Fishing Boat

1898 Canadian-American adventurer Joshua Slocum arrives in Newport, Rhode Island, completing the 1st solo circumnavigation of the globe

  • 1905 Russian sailors mutiny aboard battleship "Potemkin" and sail for Odessa
  • 1906 The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) established in London with Lord Kelvin as President to standardize electrical units and terms [1]
  • 1909 Etten-Leur 1st airplane flight in Neth (Belgium count De Lambert)
  • 1914 US signs treaty of commerce with Ethiopia
  • 1915 100°F (38°C), Fort Yukon, Alaska (state record)
  • 1915 Dutch SDAP demonstrates against conscription

Historic Event

1917 Venizelos takes over as Prime Minister of Greece and severs relations with Central Powers, bringing Greece onside with the Allies in WWI

  • 1922 Newberry Medal 1st presented for kids literature (Hendrik Van Loon)

Historic Event

1929 President Paul von Hindenburg refuses to pay German debt of WWI

  • 1934 Federal Savings & Loan Association created
  • 1935 Danno O'Mahoney beats Jim Londos in Boston, to become wrestling champ
  • 1939 1st night game at Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Indians 5, Tigers 0)
  • 1940 Soviet Army attacks Romania

Gregory Conquers Julius Caesar

1940 USSR returns to the Gregorian calendar, using Sunday as a rest day, after 6 years using a Russian six-day calendar

  • 1941 Bialystok Poland falls to Germany
  • 1941 Nazi manifest against the Jews in Amsterdam
  • 1942 FBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs from a sub off NY's Long Island
  • 1942 PQ-17 convoy leaves Iceland for Archangelsk
  • 1943 Elly Dammers throws Dutch record spear (41,43m)
  • 1943 Fanny Blankers-Koen runs Dutch record 200m (24.5)
  • 1944 Cherbourg, France liberated by Allies
  • 1945 Foundation 1940-45 established
  • 1947 98°F (36.8°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands

Historic Event

1950 North Korean troops reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Harry Truman orders US Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict

  • 1950 South Africa heeds United Nations call to assist Korea
  • 1950 US sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam
  • 1953 Joseph Laniel appointed French premier
  • 1954 1st atomic power station opens - Obninsk, near Moscow in Russia
  • 1954 CIA-sponsored rebels overthrow elected government of Guatemala
  • 1955 1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois)
  • 1957 Hurricane Audrey, kills 526 in Louisiana & Texas
  • 1957 The British Medical Research Council publishes a report suggesting a direct link between smoking and lung cancer.
  • 1958 Billy Pierce's perfect game bid broken with 2 outs in 9th
  • 1958 Harry Burrell flies KC-135 record (5:27:42.8) NY to London
  • 1959 Players vote Henry Aaron unanimously for the All-Star Game
  • 1960 British Somaliland becomes part of Somalia
  • 1960 Chlorophyll "A" synthesized in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1960 Oil pipe line from Rotterdam-Ruhrgebied opens
  • 1961 Ghana imposes a total ban on exports to South Africa and South West Africa
  • 1962 In South Africa, the General Law Amendment Act (Sabotage Act) No 76 commences, increasing the state president's power to declare organisations unlawful and to add further restrictions to banning orders

Historic Event

1962 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A. Walker takes X-15 to 6,606 kph, 37,700 m

Historic Event

1962 Ross Perot begins Electronic Data Systems

  • 1963 Bill J Kramer & Dakotas record Lennon & McCartney "I Call Your Name"

Historic Event

1963 US President John F. Kennedy spend his 1st full day in Ireland

  • 1963 USAF Major Robert A Rushworth in X-15 reaches 86,900 m
  • 1967 Race riot in Buffalo NY (200 arrested)
  • 1967 The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield, London
  • 1968 Ludvik Vaculik publishes "Manifest of 2000 words" in Prague
  • 1970 Following the arrest of Bernadette Devlin, intense riots erupt in Derry and Belfast leading to a prolonged gun battle between Irish republicans and loyalists
  • 1971 Bill Graham's New York rock venue Fillmore East closes down, to be succeeded by Fillmore West in San Francisco
  • 1973 John W Dean tells Watergate Committee about Nixon's "enemies list"
  • 1973 Uruguayan president Juan Maria Bordaberry dissolves parliament and heads a coup d'état - beginning of the civic-military dictatorship
  • 1974 US President Nixon visits USSR
  • 1976 Air France A-300B Airbus hijacked from Athens arrives at Entebbe, Uganda; four hijackers, members of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Bader-Meinhof Gang in Germany
  • 1976 In South Africa, the National President of the Black People's Convention, Kenneth Hlaku Rachidi, declares that riots in Soweto have lead to a new era of political consciousness
  • 1976 Portuguese general Antonio Eanes elected president
  • 1977 5-4 Supreme Court decision allows lawyers to advertise
  • 1977 Djibouti (Afars & Issas) claims Independence from France
  • 1978 Henry Rono of Kenya sets record for 3,000 m, 7:32.1
  • 1978 Soyuz 30 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Polish) to Salyut 6 space station
  • 1978 US Seasat 1, 1st oceanographic satellite, launched into polar orbit
  • 1979 Supreme Court rules employers may use quotas to help minorities
  • 1980 1st female state police graduates (NJ)
  • 1980 Italian plane crashes into Tyrrheense Sea, kills 81
  • 1980 US revives draft registration

Assassination Attempt

1981 Ali Khamenei narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by the Mujaheddin-e Khalq, when a bomb concealed in a tape recorder, explodes on a desk in front of him

  • 1981 Cambodia adopts its constitution
  • 1981 Pamela Jenks, aged 21, is crowned the 14th Miss Black America
  • 1982 "Play Me a Country Song" opens & closes at Virginia Theater NYC
  • 1982 4th NASA Space Shuttle Mission: Columbia 4 (STS-4) launches
  • 1983 Highest price paid for painting by a living artist 960,200 pounds - Joan Miro
  • 1983 Maxie Anderson and Don Ida, American balloonists, die during a crash landing in endurance race in Schweinfurt, West Germany
  • 1983 NASA launches space vehicle S-205
  • 1983 Soyuz T-9 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
  • 1984 Fire destroys a set in "A View to a Kill"
  • 1984 Late Night's 1st Tower Drop
  • 1985 First hotel strike in New York City
  • 1985 Route 66 (Chicago to Santa Monica), is decertified

Historic Event

1986 Ibrahim Babangida's regime in Nigeria launches the 'Structural Adjustment Program" to restructure the Nigerian economy via deregulation and privatization with the support of the IMF and the World Bank

  • 1986 In referendum, Irish uphold ban on divorce
  • 1986 South African Journalist and founder of the 'New Nation' newspaper, Zwelakhe Sisulu is abducted; he was released 721 days later on 2 December 1988
  • 1986 US informs NZ it will not defend it against attack
  • 1986 World Court rules US aid to Nicaraguan contras illegal
  • 1987 In South Africa, the Afrikaans Protestant Church, a breakaway faction of Dutch Reformed Church, is formed

Historic Event

1990 Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran, contributes $8600 to help their earthquake victims

  • 1992 Daryl Gates retires as LA police chief
  • 1994 118°F (47.8°C) at Lakewood, New Mexico a state record
  • 1994 NY Daily News increases prices to 50 cents
  • 1995 Former WMMS engineer William Alford is sentenced to 10 days & $1,000 fine for cutting feed during Howard Stern's broadcast from Cleveland
  • 1995 Holland's debut in English domestic comp (v Northants, NatWest)
  • 1995 Space shuttle STS-71 (Atlantis 14), launches
  • 1998 Opening of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia.
  • 1999 ATB go to No.1 on the UK singles chart with '9pm, Till I Come'
  • 1999 The Chemical Brothers go #1 on the UK album chart with 'Surrender', their second #1 album


2001 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.

  • 2001 The International Court of Justice finds against the United States in its judgement in the LaGrand Case.
  • 2003 The United States National Do Not Call Registry, formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls and administered by the Federal Trade Commission, enrolls almost three-quarters of a million phone numbers on its first day.

Historic Event

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

Election of Interest

2007 Gordon Brown becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

  • 2007 The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.

Historic Event

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

  • 2009 The Tower of Hercules in northern Spain - only preserved Roman lighthouse still in use is inscribed as a World Heritage Site [1]
  • 2013 Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj is re-elected President of Mongolia
  • 2016 US Supreme Court strikes down Texas law restricting abortion 5-3
  • 2017 African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina wins the World Food Prize
  • 2017 Colombia's rebel group FARC officially end armed existence after 52 years in ceremony with President Juan Manuel Santos in Mesetas
  • 2017 European Union fines Google record $2.7 billion for unfair competition practices

Historic Event

2017 Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook has reached 2 billion monthly users

  • 2017 Petya malware cyber-attack affects organisations in more than 64 countries
  • 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"

Election of Interest

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

  • 2018 French government introduces plan to bring back national service for 16 year-olds
  • 2018 Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 arrives at diamond-shaped asteroid Ryugu

Historic Event

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

  • 2018 President Salva Kiir of South Sudan and former Vice President Riek MacharSouth sign peace deal to end four-year civil war

Historic Event

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

  • 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
  • 2021 Boat sinks off Tunisia, drowning 43 migrants with 84 rescued by Tunisian navy [1]
  • 2021 Heat dome envelops the Pacific Northwest with Portland posting highest temperature since records began of 112 F (broken the next day)
  • 2021 Hottest temperature ever recorded in Canada at 46.6 C (116 F) in Lytton, British Columbia (breaks record 2 days later with 49.6 C)
  • 2022 51 migrants die after being found inside an abandoned truck in San Antonio, Texas in extreme heat, with 16 people hospitalized [1]
  • 2022 First rocket launch in Australia for 25 years and NASA's first commercial spaceport outside the US for sub-orbital rocket from Arnhem Space Centre, Northern Territory [1]
  • 2022 Russian missile strike on Ukrainian shopping center in Kremenchuk, with 1000 people inside kills at least 13 [1]