THIS DAY IN HISTORY 27/06


THIS DAY IN HISTORY 27/06

JUNE 27TH

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1890 – George Dixon becomes 1st black boxing champ (Bantam weight)

1967 – The world’s first ATM is installed in Enfield, London.

1973 – Uruguay suspends constitution

1973 – The President of Uruguay dissolves Parliament and heads a coup d’état.

1976 – In South Africa, the National President of the Black People’s Convention, Kenneth Hlaku Rachidi, declares that riots in Soweto have lead to a new era of political consciousness

1977 – Djibouti (Afars & Issas) claims Independence from France

1998 – Opening of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia.

2013 – Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj is re-elected President of Mongolia



FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1880 – Helen Keller, Ala, blind-deaf author/lecturer had more sense than many

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1888 – Lewis Bernstein Namier, English historian (d. 1960)

1975 – Tobey Maguire, American actor

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1984 – Khloe Kardashian, Los Angeles, California, American reality television star (Keeping Up with the Kardashians)

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1985 – Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russian tennis player

FAMOUS DEATHS

1844 – Joseph Smith Jr, founder/leader (Mormon Church), shot by mob at 38

1988 – Leonie Fuller Adams, US poetess (High Falcon), dies at 88

2007 – Patrick Allotey, Ghanaian footballer (b. 1979)

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