On This Day..... June 27

 

JUNE 27TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL ICE CREAM CAKE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SUNGLASSES DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL ORANGE BLOSSOM DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • HELEN KELLER (1880-1968)
  • ROSS PEROT (1930, 88)
 
  • VERA WANG (1949, 69)
  • JASON PATRIC (1966, 52)
 
  • J.J. ABRAMS (1966, 52)
  • TOBEY MAGUIRE (1975, 43)
 
  • KHLOE KARDASHIAN (1984, 34)
  • DRAKE BELL (1986, 32)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1652, NEW AMSTERDAM ENACTS THE FIRST SPEED LIMIT IN THE NEW WORLD. WAGONS, CARTS AND SLEIGHS ARE FORBIDDEN FROM DRIVING AT A GALLOP
  • IN 1844, JOSEPH SMITH JR, THE FOUNDER OF THE MORMON CHURCH, IS SHOT AND KILLED BY A MOB OF PEOPLE AT 38
 
  • IN 1876, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY NOMINATES SAMUEL TILDEN FOR PRESIDENT
  • IN 1890, GEORGE DIXON TAKES THE BANTAM WEIGHT BELT, MAKING HIM THE FIRST BLACK MAN TO HOLD A BOXING TITLE
  • IN 1893, THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE HAS ITS FIRST “GREAT CRASH”
  • IN 1894, ANNIE LONDONDERRY BEGINS HER TRIP TO BECOME THE FIRST WOMAN TO BICYCLE AROUND THE WORLD. SHE FINISHES IN SEPTEMBER OF 1895
 
  • IN 1917, HANK GOWDY BECOMES THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYER TO TAKE A LEAVE FROM HIS CAREER FOR MILITARY SERVICE WHEN HE JOINS WORLD WAR I
  • IN 1929, BELL LABORATORIES DEBUTS THE FIRST COLOR TELEVISION IN NYC
  • IN 1934, THE U.S. CREATES THE FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION
  • IN 1942, THE FBI CAPTURES 8 NAZIS IN A SUBMARINE OFF THE COAST OF LONG ISLAND
 
  • IN 1950, AS NORTH KOREAN TROOPS ENTER SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, PRESIDENT TRUMAN ORDERS THE U.S. AIR FORCE AND NAVY TO ACTION
  • IN 1962, ROSS PEROT FOUNDS ELECTRONIC DATA SYSTEMS
  • IN 1963, PRESIDENT KENNEDY TRAVELS TO IRELAND
  • IN 1964, 56 YEAR OLD ETHEL MERMAN MARRIES 47 YEAR OLD ERNEST BORGNINE
  • IN 1964, PETER AND GORDON HIT #1 WITH “A WORLD WITHOUT LOVE”
 
  • IN 1966, ABC DEBUTS “DARK SHADOWS”
  • IN 1968, NBC AIRS ELVIS PRESLEY’S “COMEBACK SPECIAL”
  • IN 1969, ANGER OVER A SOCCER MATCH GETS SO HEATED THAT HONDURAS AND EL SALVADOR BREAK OFF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH EACH OTHER
 
  • IN 1969, POLICE RAID THE STONEWALL BAR IN GREENWICH VILLAGE IN NEW YORK CITY. THE ENSUING RIOT, ESTIMATED AT UP TO 1,000 PEOPLE, LASTS THREE DAYS AND IS SEEN AS THE START OF THE GAY RIGHTS MOVEMENT
  • IN 1970, THE JACKSON 5 HIT #1 WITH “THE LOVE YOU SAVE”
 
  • IN 1973, THE 8TH JAMES BOND FILM, “LIVE AND LET DIE” OPENS
  • IN 1973, WHILE TESTIFYING IN THE WATERGATE TRIAL, JOHN DEAN LETS THE WORLS KNOW ABOUT PRESIDENT NIXON’S SECRET “ENEMIES LIST”
  • IN 1974, NBC AIRS THE FINAL EPISODE OF “THE FLIP WILSON SHOW”
 
  • IN 1974, PRESIDENT NIXON VISITS THE USSR
  • IN 1977, THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT LAWYERS ARE ALLOWED TO ADVERTISE
  • IN 1978, THE ERASER MATE, THE FIRST ERASABLE PEN, IS RELEASED
 
  • IN 1979, MUHAMMED ALI RETIRES FOR THE THIRD OF FOUR TIMES
  • IN 1979, THE SUPREME COURT UPHELD THE RIGHT OF COMPANIES TO USE QUOTAS TO HELP WITH RACIAL DIVERSITY ON THEIR STAFF
  • IN 1981, KIM CARNES GOES TO #1 FOR THE SECOND TIME WITH “BETTE DAVIS EYES”
 
  • IN 1986, IRELAND VOTES TO KEEP DIVORCE ILLEGAL
  • IN 1986, THE WORLD COURT SANCTIONS THE U.S. FOR AIDING THE CONTRAS OF NICARAGUA
  • IN 1987, THE 15TH JAMES BOND FILM, “THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS”, OPENS. TIMOTHY DALTON TAKES OVER AS BOND
  • IN 1987, WHITNEY HOUSTON HITS #1 WITH “I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY” AND BECOMES THE FIRST WOMAN EVER TO DEBUT AT #1 ON THE ALBUM CHART WITH “WHITNEY”
 
  • IN 1988, MIKE TYSON MAKES $67 MILLION FOR 91 SECONDS WHEN HE KNOCKS OUT MICHAEL SPINK IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THEIR FIGHT
  • IN 1990, SALMAN RUSHDIE IS CONDEMNED TO DEATH BY IRAN
  • IN 1990, NASA ANNOUNCES THAT THE HUBBLE TELESCOPE, WHICH COST $1.5 BILLION TO MAKE AND LAUNCH, IS FLAWED AND NEEDS A LENS REPLACED TO WORK
  • IN 1991, THURGOOD MARSHALL ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE SUPREME COURT
  • IN 1992, BRUCE SPRINGSTEIN PEAKS AT #68 WITH “57 CHANNELS (AND NOTHING ON)”
 
  • IN 1992, JIM COURIER, THE TOP SEED AT WIMBLETON, LOSES HIS FIRST ROUND MATCH TO ANDREI OLHOVSKY, THE 193RD RANKED PLAYER
  • IN 1992, REEBOK’S “DAN AND DAVE” OLYMPIC AD CAMPAIGN FALLS APART WHEN DAN O’BRIEN FALLS OFF HIS POLE VAULT AND FAILS TO QUALIFY FOR THE GAMES
  • IN 1992, DARYL GATES RETIRES AS CHIEF OF THE LAPD
 
  • IN 1993, JULIA ROBERTS MARRIES LYLE LOVETT
  • IN 1994, AEROSMITH MAKES NEWS AS THE FIRST ESTABLISHED BAND TO ALLOW FANS TO DOWNLOAD A NEW SONG FOR FREE OFF THE INTERNET
  • IN 1994, ANNA NICOLE SMITH MARRIES 89 YEAR OLD BILLIONAIRE J. HOWARD MARSHALL WHO DIED A YEAR LATER, LEADING TO A BATTLE OVER HIS ESTATE
 
  • IN 1995, A MORNING NEWS ANCHOR IN MASON CITY, IOWA, JODI HUISENTRUIT, DISAPPEARS ON HER WAY TO WORK AND IS NEVER SEEN AGAIN
  • IN 2003, THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION UNVEILS THE NATIONAL DO NOT CALL REGISTRY. 750,000 PEOPLE SIGN UP ON THE FIRST DAY
  • IN 2004, THE BEASTIE BOYS HAVE THE #1 ALBUM WITH “TO THE 5 BOROUGHS”
  • IN 2005, DANIEL POWTER RELEASES “BAD DAY”. IT WOULD GO ON TO BE THE FIRST SONG TO SELL TWO MILLION DIGITAL COPIES AFTER BEING PICKED UP BY AMERICAN IDOL AS THEIR “GOODBYE” SONG FOR THAT SEASON
 
  • IN 2009, BILL GATES STEPS DOWN AS THE HEAD OF MICROSOFT TO WORK FULL TIME ON THE BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION
  • IN 2009, THE BLACK EYED PEAS DEBUT AT #1 ON THE ALBUM CHART WITH “THE E.N.D.”. THEY ALSO BEGAN A 26 WEEK RUN AT THE TOP OF THE SINGLES CHART WITH “BOOM BOOM POW” (12 WEEKS) AND “I GOTTA FEELING” (14 WEEKS) BACK TO BACK
 
  • IN 2009, PLAYMATE KENDRA WILKINSON MARRIES NFL PLAYER HANK BASKETT
  • IN 2016, THE SUPREME COURT RULES AGAINST A STRICT TEXAS ABORTION LAW
  • IN 2017, THE EUROPEAN UNION FINES GOOGLE #2.7 BILLION FOR ANTITRUST LAW VIOLATIONS
  • IN 2017, SERENA WILLIAMS POSES NAKED AND PREGNANT ON THE COVER OF VANITY FAIR
  • IN 2017, COLOMBIAN REBEL GROUP FARC OFFICIALLY ENDS ITS RESISTANCE
 

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