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June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 187 days remaining until the end of the year.



1844Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum Smith, are murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail.



1893 - The New York stock market crashed. By the end of the year 600 banks and 74 railroads had gone out of business.



1895 – The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington,D.C., to New York, New York, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.



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



1927 - The U.S. Marines adopted the English bulldog as their mascot.



1931 - Igor Sikorsky filed U.S. Patent 1,994,488,which marked the break through in helicopter technology.



1942 - The FBI announced the capture of eight Nazi saboteurs who had been put ashore from a submarine on New York's Long Island.



1950 – The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War.



1967 - Two hundred people were arrested during a race riot in Buffalo, NY.



1973 - Former White House counsel John W. Dean told the Senate Watergate Committee about an "enemies list" that was kept by the Nixon White House.



1982Space Shuttle Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final research and development flight mission, STS-4.



1985 – The U.S. Route 66 is closed



2005 - In Alaska's Denali National Park, a roughly 70-million year old dinosaur track was discovered. The track was form a three-toed Cretaceous period dinosaur.



Today is Helen Keller Day (United States)



Today is National HIV Testing Day (United States)



Today is National Orange Blossom Day!
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You guys are gonna love this thread...!! Thanks Ed !!

1927 - The U.S. Marines adopted the English bulldog as their mascot.

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1927 - The U.S. Marines adopted the English bulldog as their mascot.

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I just love that dog picture....

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That picture allways reminds me of Ernest Borgnine, dont know why.

Sorry Mr. Borgnine.



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That picture allways reminds me of Ernest Borgnine, dont know why.

Sorry Mr. Borgnine.



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Mr. Borgnine would be flattered, it's a MARINE!!!!
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June 28 is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 186 days remaining until the end of the year.



1776 –
Thomas Hickey, Continental Army private and bodyguard to General George Washington, is hanged for mutiny and sedition.



1865 – The Army of the Potomac is disbanded.



1894Labor Day becomes an official US holiday.



1895 – Court of Private Land Claims rules James Reavis' claim to Barony of Arizona is "wholly fictitious and fraudulent."



1902 – The U.S. Congress passes the Spooner Act, authorizing President Theodore Roosevelt to acquire rights from Colombia for the Panama Canal.



1914Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife are assassinated in Sarajevoby Gavrilo Princip, the casus belli of World War I.



1945 - U.S. General Douglas MacArthur announced the end of Japanese resistance in the Philippines.



1950Korean War: Seoul is capturedby North Korean troops.



1960 - In Cuba, Fidel Castro confiscated American-owned oil refineries without compensation.



1964Malcolm X forms the Organization of Afro-American Unity.



1969Stonewall Riots begin in New York City marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement.



1978 – The United States Supreme Court, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke bars quota systems in college admissions.



1987 – For the first time in military history, a civilian population was targeted for chemical attack when Iraqi warplanes bombed the Iranian town of Sardasht.



1996 - The Citadel voted to admit women, ending a 153-year-old men-only policy at the South Carolina military school.



2007 - The American baldeagle was removed from the endangered species list.



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June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 185 days remaining until the end of the year.



1767 - The British Parliament approved the Townshend Revenue Acts. The acts imposed import duties on glass, lead, paint, paper and tea shipped to America.



1776 – Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asis in what is now San Francisco, California.



1804 - Privates John Collins and Hugh Hall of the Lewis and Clark Expedition were found guilty by a court-martial consisting of members of the Corps of Discovery for getting drunk on duty. Collins received 100 lashes on his back and Hall received 50.



1925 - Marvin Pipkin filed for a patent for the frosted electric light bulb.



1927 – The Bird of Paradise, a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completes the first trans pacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii.



1946 - British authorities arrested more than 2,700 Jews in Palestine in an attempt to end alleged terrorism.



1956 – The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the UnitedStates Interstate Highway System.



1966 - The U.S. bombed fuel storage facilities near the North Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Haiphong.



1972 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in the case Furmanv. Georgia that arbitrary and inconsistent imposition of the death penalty violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, and constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.



1995Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time.



2006Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.



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Today is National Camera Day!
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1927– The Bird of Paradise, a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completes the first trans pacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii.




On June 28–29, 1927, the Bird of Paradise, crewed by 1st Lt. Lester J. Maitland and 1st Lt. Albert F. Hegenberger, completed the first transpacific flight, from California to Hawaii, a feat for which the crew received the Mackay Trophy.

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June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leapyears) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 184 days remaining until the end of the year.



1794 – Native American forces under Blue Jacket attack Fort Recovery.



1864U.S. President Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for "public use, resort and recreation".



1882Charles J. Guiteau is hanged in Washington, D.C. for the assassination of U.S. President James Garfield



1906 – The United States Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act.



1934 - Adolf Hitler purged the Nazi Party by destroying the SA and bringing to power the SS in the"Night of the Long Knives."



1944World War II: The Battle of Cherbourg ends with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces.



1950 - U.S. President Harry Truman ordered U.S. troops into Korea and authorizes the draft.



1953 - The first Corvette rolled off the Chevrolet assembly line in Flint, MI. It sold for $3,250.



1958 - The U.S. Congress passed a law authorizing the admission of Alaska as the 49th state in the Union.



1971 – Ohio ratifies the 26th Amendment to the U.S.Constitution, reducing the voting age to 18, thereby putting the amendment into effect.



1985 –Thirty-nine American hostages from the hijacked TWA Flight 847 are freed in Beirut after being held for 17 days.



1998 - Officials confirmed that the remains of a Vietnam War service man buried in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery were identified as those of Air Force pilot Michael J. Blassie.



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