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Monday, June 30, 2014

June 27 - This Day in History

June 27 : General Interest
1950: Truman orders U.S. forces to Korea

On June 27, 1950, President Harry S. Truman announces that he is ordering U.S. air and naval forces to South Korea to aid the democratic nation in repulsing an invasion by communist North Korea... read more


American Revolution
1775 : Schuyler dispatched to Ticonderoga and Crown Point
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/schuyler-dispatched-to-ticonderoga-and-crown-point


Automotive
1985 : Route 66 decertified
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/route-66-decertified


Civil War
1864 : Confederate and Union forces clash at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-kennesaw-mountain


Cold War
1950 : U.N. approves armed force to repel North Korea
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/un-approves-armed-force-to-repel-north-korea


Crime
1921 : Four-time thief escapes Baumes law
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/four-time-thief-escapes-baumes-law


Disaster
1976 : Ebola breaks out in Sudan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ebola-breaks-out-in-sudan


General Interest
1829 : Smithson's curious bequest
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/smithsons-curious-bequest

1844 : Mormon leader killed by mob
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mormon-leader-killed-by-mob

1922 : First Newbery Medal for children's literature
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-newbery-medal-for-childrens-literature


Hollywood
1939 : "Frankly, My Dear..."
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/frankly-my-dear


Literary
1953 : Alice McDermott's birthday
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/alice-mcdermotts-birthday


Music
1968 : Elvis Presley tapes his famous TV "comeback special"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/elvis-presley-tapes-his-famous-tv-quotcomeback-specialquot


Old West
1874 : Buffalo hunters and Indians clash at Adobe Walls
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/buffalo-hunters-and-indians-clash-at-adobe-walls


Presidential
1963 : JFK visits Ireland
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jfk-visits-ireland


Sports
1988 : Tyson knocks out Spinks
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tyson-knocks-out-spinks


Vietnam War
1963 : Kennedy appoints Lodge as ambassador
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kennedy-appoints-lodge-as-ambassador

1968 : U.S. forces begin to evacuate Khe Sanh
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-forces-begin-to-evacuate-khe-sanh


World War I
1914 : Colonel House meets with British foreign secretary in London
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/colonel-house-meets-with-british-foreign-secretary-in-london


World War II
1940 : Germans get Enigma
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-get-enigma

1944 : U.S. troops liberate Cherbourg, France
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-troops-liberate-cherbourg-france
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