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This Day in History – June 27

This Day In History1778 – Liberty Bell returns home to Philadelphia after the British departure.

1893 – Great stock crash on NY stock exchange.

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

1934 – Federal Savings & Loan Association created.

1949 – “Captain Video & His Video Rangers” debut on DUMONT-TV.

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

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

1959 – “West Side Story” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 734 performances.

1959 – 14th US Women’s Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright.

1962 – Ross Perot begins Electronic Data Systems.

1963 – USAF Major Robert A. Rushworth in X-15 reaches 86,900 miles.

1964 – Jan & Dean release “Little Old Lady From Pasadena.”

1973 – John W. Dean tells Watergate Committee about Nixon’s “enemies list”

1974 – “Flip Wilson Show” last airs on NBC-TV.

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

1984 – Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts.

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.

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.

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