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June 27th, 2008 (June 27 2008)EventBill Gates steps down as Chairman of Microsoft Corporation to work full time for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.Bill Gates Quotes
June 27th, 2007 (June 27 2007)EventThe Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemao in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemao massacre.
June 27th, 2005 (June 27 2005)EventAMD files broad antitrust complaints against Intel Corporation in U.S. Federal District Court, alleging abuse of monopoly powers and antitrust violations.
June 27th, 2003 (June 27 2003)EventThe 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.
June 27th, 2001 (June 27 2001)EventThe International Court of Justice finds against the United States in its judgement in the LaGrand Case.
June 27th, 2001 (June 27 2001)EventPope 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.
June 27th, 1998 (June 27 1998)EventOpening of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia.
June 27th, 1991 (June 27 1991)EventSlovenia, after declaring independence two days before, is invaded by Yugoslav troops, tanks, and aircraft, starting the Ten-Day War.
June 27th, 1987 (June 27 1987)EventA commercial HS 748 (Philippine Airlines Flight 206) crashes near Baguio City, Philippines, killing 50.
June 27th, 1986 (June 27 1986)EventThe International Court of Justice finds against the United States in its judgement in Nicaragua v. United States.
June 27th, 1985 (June 27 1985)EventU.S. Route 66 ceases to be an official U.S. highway.
June 27th, 1984 (June 27 1984)EventPierre Elliott Trudeau wins the Albert Einstein Peace Prize.Pierre Trudeau Quotes
June 27th, 1980 (June 27 1980)EventA commercial DC-9 (Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870) crashes near Ustica, Italy, killing 81.
June 27th, 1977 (June 27 1977)EventFrance grants independence to Djibouti.
June 27th, 1976 (June 27 1976)EventAir France Flight 139 (Tel Aviv-Athens-Paris) is hijacked en route to Paris by the PLO and redirected to Entebbe, Uganda.
June 27th, 1974 (June 27 1974)EventU.S president Richard Nixon visits the U.S.S.R..
June 27th, 1973 (June 27 1973)EventThe President of Uruguay dissolves Parliament and heads a coup d etat.
June 27th, 1969 (June 27 1969)EventThe Stonewall riots that mark the beginning of the gay liberation movement begin in Greenwich Village in Manhattan.
June 27th, 1967 (June 27 1967)EventThe world s first ATM is installed in Enfield, London.
June 27th, 1966 (June 27 1966)EventThe first broadcast of Dark Shadows is aired on ABC-TV.
June 27th, 1957 (June 27 1957)EventHurricane Audrey kills 500 people in Louisiana and Texas.
June 27th, 1954 (June 27 1954)EventThe world s first nuclear power station opens in Obninsk, near Moscow.
June 27th, 1950 (June 27 1950)EventThe United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War.
June 27th, 1941 (June 27 1941)EventGerman troops capture the city of Bialystok during Operation Barbarossa.
June 27th, 1923 (June 27 1923)EventCapt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane
June 27th, 1905 (June 27 1905)Event(June 14 according to the Julian calendar): Battleship Potemkin uprising: sailors start a mutiny aboard the Battleship Potemkin, denouncing the crimes of autocracy, demanding liberty and an end to war. Julian Quotes
June 27th, 1898 (June 27 1898)EventThe first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.
June 27th, 1893 (June 27 1893)EventCrash of the New York Stock Exchange.
June 27th, 1867 (June 27 1867)EventThe Bank of California is created.
June 27th, 1864 (June 27 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.
June 27th, 1844 (June 27 1844)EventJoseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his brother Hyrum Smith, are murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail.Joseph Smith Quotes
June 27th, 1806 (June 27 1806)EventThe British capture Buenos Aires during the British invasions of the Rio de la Plata.
June 27th, 1759 (June 27 1759)EventGeneral James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.
June 27th, 1743 (June 27 1743)EventWar of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen: on the battlefield in Bavaria, George II personally leads troops into battle. The last time that a British monarch would command troops in the field.
June 27th, 1709 (June 27 1709)EventPeter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.
June 27th, 1358 (June 27 1358)EventRepublic of Dubrovnik is founded

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