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1709Peter the Great of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.

1759General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.

1857James 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

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

195914th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

1981"Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes returns to #1 slot

1988Mike Tyson KOs Michael Spink in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m)

1993Don Henley booed in Milwaukee when he dedicates the song "It's Not Easy Being Green" to President Clinton

199412th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Dave Stockton

2001Pope 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.

2007Gordon Brown becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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

On This Day In History
Date Event
Jun 27, 678
St Agatho begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
Jun 27, 1358
Republic of Dubrovnik is founded 
Jun 27, 1542
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain 
Jun 27, 1580
Duke of Alva's army occupies Portugal 
Jun 27, 1652
New Amsterdam (now New York City) enacts first speed limit law in North America 
Jun 27, 1693
1st sea battle of Lagos: a French fleet under Anne Hilarion de Tourville defeated an Anglo-Dutch fleet under George Rooke 
Jun 27, 1693
1st woman's magazine "Ladies' Mercury" published (London) 
Jun 27, 1697
Polish parliament selects monarch August of Saxony as king 
Jun 27, 1709
Peter the Great of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava. 
Jun 27, 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 would command troops in the field. 
Jun 27, 1756
French fleet conquer St Philips Castle of Minorca 
Jun 27, 1759
General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec. 
Jun 27, 1778
Liberty Bell came home to Philaelphia after the British departure 
Jun 27, 1806
Buenos Aires captured by British 
Jun 27, 1833
Prudence Crandall, a white woman, arrested for conducting an academy for black females at Canterbury Conn 
Jun 27, 1847
New York & Boston linked by telegraph wires 
Jun 27, 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 
Jun 27, 1862
-28] Battle at Garnett's/Golding's Farms, Virginia 
Jun 27, 1862
Battle of Gaines' Mill, VA (Cold Harbor, Chickahominy Bluffs) Day 3 
Jun 27, 1863
Skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia 
Jun 27, 1864
Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Kennesaw Mountain GA 
Jun 27, 1867
Bank of California opens doors 
Jun 27, 1876
1st NLer to get 6 hits in 9 inn game (Dave Force, Phila Athletics) 
Jun 27, 1876
Democratic Party elects Samuel Tilden as US presidential candidate 
Jun 27, 1890
Cecil Rhodes' colonies attack Motlousi in Matabeleland 
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