Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/June 27
This is a list of selected June 27 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.
Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled June 27, 2018 featured article or the June 27, 2018 featured picture.
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|Independence Day in Djibouti||refimprove|
|678 – Pope Agatho, later venerated as a saint in both the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches, began his reign as Pope.||lead too short|
|1358 – The Republic of Ragusa, a maritime republic centered on the city of Dubrovnik in Dalmatia, was founded.||refimprove|
|1743 – War of the Austrian Succession: In the last time that a British monarch personally led his troops into battle, George II and his forces defeated the French in Dettingen, Bavaria.||lots of CN tags|
|1760 – Anglo-Cherokee War: Cherokee warriors defeated British forces at the Battle of Echoee near present-day Otto, North Carolina, U.S.||refimprove section|
|1844 – Latter Day Saint movement founder Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were killed by an armed mob who stormed the prison where they were incarcerated in Carthage, Illinois.||refimprove section|
|1898 – Canadian-American seaman and adventurer Joshua Slocum completed the first solo circumnavigation of the globe sailing on his refitted sloop-rigged fishing boat Spray, a distance of more than 46,000 miles (74,000 km).||refimprove|
|1927 – Prime Minister of Japan Tanaka Giichi led a conference to discuss Japan's plans for China, out of which came the Tanaka Memorial, a strategic document detailing these plans (now believed to be a forgery).||Removed per ERRORS regarding dates and forgery, some sublinks very suboptimal|
|1957 – Hurricane Audrey made landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border, killing over 400 people, mainly in and around Cameron, Louisiana, U.S.||article incomplete|
|1967 – The world's first electronic automated teller machine was installed in Enfield Town, London, by Barclays Bank.||unreferenced section|
|1971 – After only three years in business, rock promoter Bill Graham closed the Fillmore East, the "Church of Rock and Roll", in New York City.||refimprove|
|1976 – Air France Flight 139 (Tel Aviv–Athens–Paris) was hijacked en route to Paris by the PLO and redirected to Entebbe, Uganda.||appears on July 4|
|1980 – Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 suffered an in-flight explosion due to unknown causes while en route from Bologna to Palermo, Italy, killing all 81 people on board.||multiple issues|
|1981 – Ali Khamenei, Iranian supreme leader, survived an assassination attempt.||neutality issues|
|1986 – In Nicaragua v. United States, the International Court of Justice ruled that the United States had violated international law by supporting the Contras in their rebellion against the Nicaraguan government.||refimprove section|
|1991 – Yugoslavia invaded Slovenia, two days after the latter's declaration of independence from the former, starting the Ten-Day War.||refimprove|
- 1571 – Elizabeth I of England issued a royal charter establishing Jesus College, the first Protestant college at the University of Oxford.
- 1899 – A. E. J. Collins scored 628 runs not out, the highest-ever recorded score in cricket.
- 1952 – The Congress of Guatemala passed Decree 900, redistributing unused lands of sizes greater than 224 acres (0.9 km2) to local peasants and having a major effect on the nation's land reform movement.
- 1989 – The International Labour Organization Convention 169, a major binding international convention concerning indigenous peoples, and a forerunner of the 2007 Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, was adopted.
- 1994 – Members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult released sarin gas in Matsumoto, Japan, killing seven and injuring over 660 others.
- 2008 – President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe was overwhelmingly re-elected after his opponent Morgan Tsvangirai withdrew a week earlier, citing violence against his party's supporters.
- 2015 – An ignition of powdered substance caused a dust explosion at Formosa Fun Coast in New Taipei City, Taiwan, killing 12 people and injuring 400+ others.
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- 1556 – The thirteen Stratford Martyrs were burned at the stake near London for their Protestant beliefs.
- 1864 – American Civil War: Union Army General William T. Sherman's frontal assault against the Army of Tennessee failed, but that did not stop Sherman's advance on Atlanta.
- 1905 – The crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin began a mutiny against their oppressive officers.
- 1954 – Jacobo Árbenz (pictured) resigned the presidency of Guatemala following a CIA led coup against his administration.
- 2007 – As a result of an ongoing conflict between drug dealers and police in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, a large military and civil police operation killed 19 people and injured several others.