Today in History – June 27 in History

Today in History – June 27 in History

What happened on this day in history – June 27 in History around the world

363 Roman Emperor Julian dies, ending the Pagan Revival.
1743 English King George defeats the French at Dettingen, Bavaria.
1833 Prudence Crandall, a white woman, is arrested for conducting an academy for black women in Canterbury, Conn.
1862 Confederates break through the Union lines at the Battle of Gaines’ Mill–the third engagement of the Seven Days’ campaign.
1864 General Sherman is repulsed by Confederates at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.
1871 The yen becomes the new form of currency in Japan.
1905 The crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin mutinies.
1918 Two German pilots are saved by parachutes for the first time.
1923 Yugoslav Premier Nikola Pachitch is wounded by Serb attackers in Belgrade.
1924 Democrats offer Mrs. Leroy Springs the vice presidential nomination, the first woman considered for the job.
1927 The U.S. Marines adopt the English bulldog as their mascot.
1929 Scientists at Bell Laboratories in New York reveal a system for transmitting television pictures.
1942 The Allied convoy PQ-17 leaves Iceland for Murmansk and Archangel.
1944 Allied forces capture the port city of Cherbourg, France.
1950 The UN Security Council calls on members for troops to aid South Korea.
1963 Henry Cabot Lodge is appointed U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam.
1973 President Richard Nixon vetoes a Senate ban on the Cambodia bombing.
1985 The U.S. House of Representatives votes to limit the use of combat troops in Nicaragua.
Born on June 27
1462 Louis XII, King of France (1498-1515).
1682 Charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718).
1869 Emma Goldman, Lithuanian-born American anarchist, feminist and birth control advocate.
1872 Paul Laurence Dunbar, African-American poet and writer.
1880 Helen Keller, American educator.
1888 Antoinette Perry, actress and director, namesake of the “Tony” Awards.
1913 Richard Bissell, novelist and playwright.
1913 Willie Mosconi, professional billiards player.
1920 I.A.L. Diamond, screenwriter.
1926 Frank O’Hara, American poet.
1927 Bob Keeshan, American television actor, best known as “Captain Kangaroo.”
1953 Alice McDermott, writer (That Night, At Weddings and Wakes).

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