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June 27th In Pop Culture History

June 27 (fiction) A small town in America holds a lottery, The Lottery, Shirley Jackson, Short Story

1556 - The thirteen Stratford Martyrs were burned at the stake near London for their Protestant beliefs.

1792 - Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn is coined as the first person to use the term "Canadian", in an attempt to break up a fight between a group of English and French settlers at a polling station.

June 27, **** Birthday (fictional) Dobbie, Harry Potter

1844 - Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Mormons, and his brother Hyrum Smith, were murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail.

1898 - The first solo circumnavigation of the globe was completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.

1949 - The first sci-fi TV show, Captain Video and His Video Rangers debuted. 1966 - ABC's dark shadows premiered.

1960 #1 Hit June 27, 1960 - July 10, 1960: Connie Francis - Everybody's Somebody's Fool

1964 #1 Hit June 27, 1964 - July 3, 1964: Peter and Gordon - A World Without Love

1968 - Elvis Presley filmed his Comeback Special.

1970 #1 Hit June 27, 1970 - July 10, 1970: The Jackson 5 - The Love You Save

1976 - Air France Flight 139 (Tel Aviv-Athens-Paris) was hijacked en route to Paris by the PLO and redirected to Entebbe, Uganda.

1985 - US Route 66 was officially removed from the United States Highway System.

1987 #1 Hit June 27, 1987 - July 10, 1987: Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)

June 27, 2014 - Zapped aired on The Disney Channel

June 27th Celebrity Birthdays

Bad Literature?

Tobey Maguire (1975)
Christian Kane (1974)
Lauren Hill (1979)
Helen Keller (1880)
Steve Doocy (1956)
John and Mary had never met.
They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
- Helen Keller


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