Today in History
Today in History: Tuesday, June  27, 2017
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On June 27, 1950, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution calling on member nations to help South Korea repel an invasion from the North.
 
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1844Mormon leader Joseph Smith and his brother, Hyrum, were killed by a mob in Carthage, Ill.
1893The New York stock market crashed.
1944American forces completed their capture of the French port of Cherbourg from the Germans three weeks after D-Day.
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1957More than 500 people were killed when Hurricane Audrey slammed through coastal Louisiana and Texas.
1969Patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, clashed with police in an incident considered to be the birth of the gay rights movement.
1972The video game company Atari was founded by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney in Santa Clara, Calif.
1977Joseph Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI, was named a cardinal by Pope Paul VI.
1980President Jimmy Carter signed legislation reviving draft registration.
1985Route 66, which originally stretched from Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif., passed into history as officials decertified the road.
2005BTK serial killer Dennis Rader pleaded guilty to 10 murders that spread fear across Wichita, Kan., beginning in the 1970s. (He later received multiple life sentences.)
2007Gordon Brown became British prime minister, succeeding Tony Blair.
2011Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted by a federal jury in Chicago of corruption. (He was later sentenced to 14 years in prison.)
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Fashion designer Vera Wang turns 68 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Ross PerotBusiness executive, former presidential candidate87
Bruce JohnstonRock musician, singer (The Beach Boys)75
Julia DuffyActress ("Newhart")66
Isabelle AdjaniActress62
J.J. AbramsWriter, producer ("Lost," "Alias")51
Tobey MaguireActor ("Spider-Man" movies)42
Khloe KardashianReality TV star33
Ed WestwickActor ("Gossip Girl")30
Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. turns 49 years old today.
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