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On This Day - June 27th

Posted: 2018-06-27 09:17:03 By: hbr

• 1358 – The Republic of Ragusa in Dalmatia is founded.
• 1759 – General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.
• 1792 - Prince Edward, Duke of Kent intervenes in an election riot; his close friend, Louis de Salaberry, is running in a local election for a seat in the Lower Canadian legislature; with Salaberry in the lead when the Charlesbourg polling station closes, a group of English voters arrive late demanding to be allowed to cast their votes for the English candidate; when a riot breaks out, Edward arrives just as the rioters are pulling down the voting station; addressing them in French, he disperses the crowd with these words: “Let me hear no more of the odious distinctions of French and English. You are all his Britannic Majesty’s Canadian subjects!”; first time “Canadian” is used to describe both French and English cultures in the colony, not just the French. Quebec, Quebec
• 1806 – British forces take Buenos Aires during the first of the British invasions of the River Plate.
• 1825 - Settlement - Scottish novelist John Galt incorporates the Canada Land Company to settle the "Queen's Bush" in south-western Ontario; acquires 1,400,000 acres between Toronto & Lake Huron for British investors. London, England
• 1844 – Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum Smith, are killed by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail.
• 1854 - New Brunswick chemist Abraham Gesner awarded US patent for distilling kerosene from petroleum; he was the first to refine kerosene oil from coal for lighting in 1846, and built a plant on Long Island near New York. Kerosene quickly replaced whale oil as the standard lighting fuel in North American homes, which led to the collapse of the whaling industry
• 1895 – The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York City, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.
• 1890 - Boxing - Nova Scotia boxer George "Little Chocolate" Dixon wins world bantamweight
• 1898 – The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.
• 1939 - Aviation - Pan American Airways inaugurates the world's first transatlantic air service with a flight between Botwood, Newfoundland, and Southampton, England. Botwood
• 1946 – In the Canadian Citizenship Act, the Parliament of Canada establishes the definition of Canadian citizenship.
• 1952 - Heritage - Official opening of the Bytown Museum in the Commissariat, Ottawa’s oldest stone building; built by Rideau Canal contractor Thomas MacKay, it served as Lt. Col. John By’s storehouse during the construction of the canal;
• 1971 – After only three years in business, rock promoter Bill Graham closes Fillmore East in New York, the "Church of Rock and Roll".
• 1972 - Hockey - Bobby Hull signs 10-year contract for $2,500,000 to coach and play for the Winnipeg Jets of the fledgling World Hockey Association, giving the WHA instant credibility; hockey's First millionaire
• 1981 – The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issues its "Resolution on Certain Questions in the History of Our Party Since the Founding of the People's Republic of China", laying the blame for the Cultural Revolution on Mao Zedong.
• 1989 - Baseball - Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston faces Orioles Frank Robinson in a baseball game; First time two black managers have opposed each other in regular season major league play
• 1995 - Royal Canadian Mounted Police grants an exclusive marketing license to its brand, likeness and image to the Walt Disney Company,
• 2013 – NASA launches the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, a space probe to observe the Sun.

• Canadian Multiculturalism Day (Canada)
• Commemoration Day for the Victims of the Communist Regime (Czech Republic)
• Day of Turkmen Workers of Culture and Art (Turkmenistan)
• Helen Keller Day (United States)
• Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Djibouti from France in 1977.
• Mixed Race Day (Brazil)
• National HIV Testing Day (United States)
• National PTSD Awareness Day (United States)
• Seven Sleepers' Day or Siebenschläfertag (Germany)
• Unity Day (Tajikistan)