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Notable Historical Events for June 27th

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

1759General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.

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

199412th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Dave Stockton

2007Gordon Brown becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 27th

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 27th

1948Inventor Jack Kilby (24) weds Barbara Annegers

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

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

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Notable Deaths on June 27th

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

2001Jack Lemmon, American actor (b. 1925)

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