27 JUNE
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • King Charles XII of Sweden, 1682
  • Emma Goldman, 1869
  • Helen Keller, 1880
  • Paul Conrad, 1924
  • Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan), 1927
  • I.A.L. Diamond, 1927
  • David Mercer, 1928
  • H. Ross Perot, 1930
  • Anna Moffo, 1932
  • Norma Kamali, 1945
  • Isabelle Adjani, 1955
  • Jason Patric, 1966
  • Toby Maguire, 1975
  • Tobey Maguire, 1975

Died On This Day:

  • St. Cyril of Alexandria, AD 444
  • James Smithson, 1829
  • John Murray, 1843
  • Joseph Smith shot dead, 1844
  • A. J. Ayer, 1989
  • Cubby Broccoli, 1996
  • Jack Lemmon, 2001
  • John Entwhistle, 2002
  • Alvin Toffler, 2016

Today's Events:

  • 1652 - First traffic law passed in America by New Amsterdam (New York).
  • 1776 - First American army officer hanged for conspiring to capture George Washington.
  • 1787 - After writing for 65 years, Edward Gibbons finishes 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.'
  • 1801 - British conquer Cairo as French begin withdrawing from Egypt in one of Napoleonic Wars.
  • 1829 - Brit scientist James Smithson leaves funds to establish Smithsonian in DC despite never visiting US.
  • 1844 - Founder of Mormonism and Presidential candidate Joseph Smith and his brother shot and killed whilst in jail in Cathage, IL by armed mob with painted faces.
  • 1847 - First telegraph wire links established between NY and Boston.
  • 1848 - Broadway Theatre in New York becomes first theatre to offer steam powered air conditioning.
  • 1900 - Central London Electric Railway opens.
  • 1922 - King George V opens New Lawn Tennis Ground at Wimbledon at 3:30 after rainstorm subsides.
  • 1929 - Scientists at Bell Laboratories in NY demonstrate system of color television with 3 separate tubes.
  • 1942 - FBI announces capture of eight Nazi commandos in Long Island, N.Y.
  • 1944 - Allies take Cherbourg.
  • 1950 - President Harry S. Truman orders Air Force and Navy into Korean War following call from UN.
  • 1957 - Hurricane Audrey kills more than 500 in Louisiana and Texas.
  • 1967 - First mechanical cash dispenser begins operating at Barclay's Bank's Enfield office in London.
  • 1969 - Stonewall gay pride riots begin in Greenwich Village New York on day of Judy Garlands funeral.
  • 1978 - Paper Mate division of Gillette receives patent on pen with erasable ink-the Eraser Mate.
  • 1986 - Bugatti Royale car built in 1931 sold for record $6.5 million at auction in Reno, NV.
  • 2007 - Gordon Brown succeeds Tony Blair as Prime Minister of England; Blair resigns as MP to become Middle East envoy.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Ladislas

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Djibouti (1977)

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • SAVITRI-VRATA, Hindu Festival for women
  • TANO FESTIVAL (Korea) on 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • TUAN WU CHIEH or Dragon Boat Festival (China) 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • SHAVUOT or Feast of Weeks (Jewish), on 6th or 7th of lunar month Sivan.
  • ASCENSION (Christian) 40th day after Easter.
  • PENTECOST (Christian) or Whitsunday (Anglican) 50 days after Easter.
  • TRINITY SUNDAY (Christian), Sunday after Pentecost.
  • CORPUS CHRISTI (Christian), Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
  • FATHER'S DAY (U.S.) Third Sunday in June.
  • ARANYA SHASHTI, Hindu Festival honoring god of the forest
  • RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE DAY - Last Sunday in June
  • CHAGU-CHAGU UMAKKO or horse Festival in Morioka celebrated second Saturday in June
  • HARE KRISHNA RATHA YATRA CHARIOT CARNIVAL celebrated 3rd week in June.
  • AMBUBACHI MELA Festival at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, India celebrated third week in June for 5 days

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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