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This Day in History for June 27

1893 – Great stock crash on NY stock exchange.

1914 – US signs treaty of commerce with Ethiopia.

1923 – Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane.

1929 – 1st color TV demo, performed by Bell Laboratories in NYC.

1939 – Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 2-2 in 23 innings; called on account of darkness after 5 hours and 15 minutes.

1942 – FBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs from a sub off NY’s Long Island.

1950 – North Korean troops reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, President Harry Truman orders US Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict.

1955 – 1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois)

1957 – Hurricane Audrey kills 526 in Louisiana & Texas.

1962 – Ross Perot begins Electronic Data Systems.

1969 – 50,000 attend Denver Pop Festival.

1972 – Legendary video game and home computer Atari, Inc. founded by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney in Sunnyvale, California.

1979 – Supreme Court rules employers may use quotas to help minorities.

1980 – US revives draft registration.

1990 – Jose Canseco signs record $4,700,000 per year Oakland A’s contract.

2003 – The 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.

2005 – AMD files broad antitrust complaints against Intel Corporation in U.S. Federal District Court, alleging abuse of monopoly powers and antitrust violations.

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

2017 – Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook has reached 2 billion monthly users.

2019 – US Supreme Court rules the Constitution doesn’t prohibit partisan gerrymandering, allowing a ruling party to redraw electoral boundaries.

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