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This Day In History: June 27

This Day in History

1844: Mormon leader Joseph Smith is killed by a mob in Carthage, IL.
1893: The NY stock market crashes, leading to financial panic and a 4-year depression.
1950: Pres. Harry Truman orders the U.S. Air Force and Navy to Korea to fight the Korean War. The United States sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam and agrees to provide military and economic aid to the anti-Communist government there.
1969: In an incident that marks the birth of the homosexual rights movement, police clash with the patrons of a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn, in New York City.
2002: The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, approves school vouchers by upholding a Cleveland, OH program that provided public funds to help parents pay tuition at nonpublic schools.

Today's Birthdays

1846: Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish nationalist leader (Avondale, County Wicklow, Ireland; died 1891)
1869: Emma Goldman, anarchist/social reformer (Kaunas, Lithuania; died 1940)
1880: Helen Keller, author/lecturer who overcame disabilities (Tuscumbia, AL; died 1968)
1927: Anna Moffo, opera singer (Wayne, PA; died 2006)
1927: Bob Keeshan, children's TV personality as Captain Kangaroo (Lynbrook, NY; died 2004)
1930: H. Ross Perot, entrepreneur and presidential candidate (Texarkana, TX)
1938: Bruce Babbitt, former AZ governor, former U.S. interior secretary (Los Angeles, CA)
1943: Rico Petrocelli, baseball player (New York, NY)
1945: Norma Kamali, fashion designer (New York, NY)
1951: Julia Duffy, actress (Minneapolis, MN)
1955: Isabelle Adjani, actress (Paris, France)
1975: Tobey Maguire, actor (Santa Monica, CA)

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