Tuesday, June 27, 2017
History for June 27 - On-This-Day.com:
Charles Stewart Parnell 1846, Mildred J. Hill 1859, Helen Keller 1880
Bob "Captain Kangaroo" Keeshan 1927, H. Ross Perot 1930, Tobey Maguire 1975
1787 - Edward Gibbon completed "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire." It was published the following May.
1871 - The yen became the new form of currency in Japan.
1885 - Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter applied for a patent for the gramophone. It was granted on May 4, 1886.
1893 - The New York stock market crashed. By the end of the year 600 banks and 74 railroads had gone out of business.
1905 - The battleship Potemkin succumbed to a mutiny on the Black Sea.
1931 - Igor Sikorsky filed U.S. Patent 1,994,488, which marked the breakthrough in helicopter technology.
1954 - The world's first atomic power station opened at Obninsk, near Moscow.
1955 - The first "Wide Wide World" was broadcast on NBC-TV.
1967 - The world's first cash dispenser was installed at Barclays Bank in Enfield, England. The device was invented by John Sheppard-Barron. The machine operated on a voucher system and the maximum withdrawal was $28.