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Notable Historical Events for June 27th

2007Gordon Brown becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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

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

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.

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

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

199412th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Dave Stockton

1759General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.

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

June 27th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 27th

1872Paul Laurence Dunbar, Dayton Ohio, poet/novelist (Oak & Ivory)

1975Tobey Maguire, Santa Monica California, American actor (Spider-Man, The Great Gatsby)

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Notable Weddings on June 27th

2009Rocker Eddie Van Halen (54) weds publicist Janie Liszewski (39) at his seven-acre estate in the hills above Studio City, California

1993Actress Julia Roberts (25) weds country singer Lyle Lovett (36) at St. James Lutheran Church in Marion, Indiana

1992Singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli (34) weds Enrica Cenzatti

1948Inventor Jack Kilby (24) weds Barbara Annegers

June 27th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on June 27th

2001Jack Lemmon, American actor (b. 1925)

1458Alfonso V, King of Aragon/Sicily/Naples (Alfonso I), dies

June 27th Deaths
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