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This Day in History For June 27

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1893 – Great stock crash on NY Stock Exchange.

1914 – US signs treaty of commerce with Ethiopia.

1924 – British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: American Walter Hagen wins his 2nd Open Championships, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Ernest Whitcombe.

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

1934 – Federal Savings & Loan Association created.

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

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

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

1957 – Hurricane Andrew kills 526 in Louisiana & Texas.

1959 – Players vote Henry Aaron unanimously for the All-Star Game.

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 Bushness and Ted Dabney in Sunnyvale, California.

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

1980 – US revives draft registration.

1993 – Senior Players Championship Men’s Golf, TPC of Michigan: Jim Colbert wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from Raymond Floyd.

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-quaters of a million phone numbers on its first day.

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

2016 – US Supreme Court strikes down Texas law restricting abortion 5-3.

2107 – 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.