June 27 is the 178th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 187 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about June 27th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 27th in history!
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- Enterprises day
- National Sunglasses Day
- National Pineapple Day
- Industrial Workers Of The World Day
- National Orange Blossom Day
What Happened On This Day – June 27
2010: Guinea held its first democratic elections since 1958 in 2010.
1991: Yugoslav troops invade Slovenia
The attack, which marked the beginning of the Ten-Day War, followed Slovenia’s declaration of independence. It was the first of the Yugoslav Wars, a number of ethnic conflicts leading to the break-up of Yugoslavia and resulting in at least 140,000 deaths.
1986: The 1980s U.S. intervention in Nicaragua is declared illegal
The International Court of Justice condemned the U.S. paramilitary campaign to overthrow the left-wing Nicaraguan government. The social democratic Sandinistas had begun to redistribute the country’s wealth and improve education.
1976: The world’s first Ebola virus epidemic began in Sudan in 1976.
1972: Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney found Atari, Inc.
The pioneering video game and home computer company produced arcade classics like the two-dimensional tennis simulator Pong. Especially in the 1970s and 1980s, its products had a large impact on the electronic entertainment industry.
1956: The film Moby Dick is premiered
John Huston’s adaptation of Herman Melville’s homonymous novel, while not having been a great box office success, is today considered an outstanding work, especially for its use of light and color.
1954: The world’s first nuclear power plant is activated
The reactor at Obninsk in present-day Russia remained in operation for 48 years. Today, there are some 400 atomic power plants worldwide. The technology remains controversial, especially due to the unsolved long-term storage of the highly dangerous nuclear waste.
1975: At the construction site of Toktogulskaya hydropower plant, Kyrgyz SSR, USSR; circa 1975
1963: Michel Piccoli &Land Brigitte Bardot during the filming of “Le Mepris” (“Contempt”), Rome, 1963
1954: The world’s first nuclear power plant is activated in 1954.
1941: German soldiers inspect an abandoned KV-2 tank after the Battle of Raseinai June 27th, 1941
Births On This Day, June 27
1985: Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russian tennis player
1969: Viktor Petrenko, Ukrainian figure skater
1886: Charlie Macartney, Australian cricketer
1869: Emma Goldman, Lithuanian/American activist, writer
1846: Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish politician, founder of the Irish Parliamentary Party
Helen Keller was born
Tobey Maguire was born
Sam Claffin was born
Deaths On This Day, June 27
2001: Jack Lemmon, American actor, singer, director
1999: Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek colonel, politician, 169th Prime Minister of Greece
1844: Joseph Smith, American religious leader, founder, leader of the Latter Day Saint movement
1839: Ranjit Singh, Indian founder of the Sikh Empire
1831: Sophie Germain, French mathematician, physicist, philosopher
Maharaja Ranjit Singh died
Bobby Womack died
Sam Manekshaw died