June 27 in History
1829June 27, 1829:
The Smithsonian Institution is established by scientist James Smithson.
1844June 27, 1844:
The founding father of the restorationist church known as Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum are murdered by a mob.
1869June 27, 1869:
Japan adopts the Yen as its official currency.
1890June 27, 1890:
George Dixon from Canada wins the bantamweight title to become the first black world champion in boxing.
1922June 27, 1922:
Author Hendrik Willem van Loon’s children’s book “The Story of Mankind” wins him the first-ever Newbery Medal.
1973June 27, 1973:
Roger Moore’s debut James Bond film, “Live & Let Die” is released.
1976June 27, 1976:
The Ebola virus outbreak begins in Sudan.
1977June 27, 1977:
Djibouti becomes an independent nation after years of colonial rule by France.
2005June 27, 2005:
Daniel Powter releases his album titled “Bad Day”.
2007June 27, 2007:
Gordon Brown is made the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.