Events on Jun 27

  • 0678St. Agatho begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1524Earl Henry III of Nassau weds Mencia de Medoza, 16-years old marquess
  • 1542Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain
  • 1652New Amsterdam (now NYC) passes 1st speed limit law in US
  • 16931st sea battle of Lagos: England and Holland vs. France
  • 1697Polish parliament selects monarch August van Saksen as King
  • 1743English defeat French at Dettingen
  • 1756French fleet conquer St. Philips Castle of Minorca
  • 1778Liberty Bell came home to Philadelphia after the British had left
  • 1806Buenos Aires captured by British
  • 1833Prudence Crandall, a white woman, arrested for conducting an academy for black females at Canterbury Conn
  • 1847New York and Boston linked by telegraph wires
  • 1863Skirmish at Fairfax (Courthouse) Virginia
  • 1864Atlanta Campaign-Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia
  • 1867Bank of California opens doors
  • 18761st NLer to get 6 hits in 9 inn game (Dave Force, Philadelphia Athletics)
  • 1876Democratic Party elects Samuel Tilden as presidential candidate
  • 1890George Dixon becomes 1st black boxing champ (Bantam weight)
  • 1893Great stock crash on New York stock exchange
  • 19039th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 307 at Baltusrol Golf Club - New Jersey
  • 1905Russian sailors mutiny aboard battleship "Potemkin"
  • 190923rd US Womens Tennis: Hazel H Wightman beats M Barger-Wallach (60 61)
  • 1909Etten-Leur 1st airplane flight in the Netherlands (Belg count De Lambert)
  • 1914Jack Johnson beats Frank Moran in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1914US signs treaty of commerce with Ethiopia
  • 1915Dutch SDAP demonstrates against conscription
  • 19171st baseball player (Hank Gowdy) to enter WWI military service
  • 1922Newberry Medal 1st presented for kids literature (Hendrik Van Loon)
  • 19291st color TV demo (NYC)
  • 1929President Von Hindenburg refuses to pay German debt of WWI

Born on Jun 27

  • 1462Louis XII [the Just]: King of France (1498-1515)
  • 1615Johann Paul Schor: German Baroque painter
  • 1718Wenzel Raimund Pirck: Composer
  • 1745Johann Nepomuk Went: Composer
  • 1789Philipp Friedrich Silcher: Composer
  • 1805Stephen Elvey: Composer
  • 1808Everhardus J Potgieter: Dutch writer / publisher (The Guide)
  • 1809Francois de Canrobert: French marshal / parliament member
  • 1812John Pike Hullah: Composer
  • 1819Carl Albert Loeschhorn: Composer
  • 1821August Conradi: Composer
  • 1828Junius Daniel: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
  • 1833Vladislav Ivanovich Zaremba: Composer
  • 1838Bankim Chandra Chatterjee: Bengali Novelist (Anandamath)
  • 1846Charles S Parnell: English / Irish Home Rule Party-Lower house member
  • 1849Harriet Hubbard Ayers: Beauty cream maufacturer and expert / columnist
  • 1850Ivan Vazov: Bulgaria -- Poet / Novelist / playwright (Under the Yoke)
  • 1850Jacob Adolf Hagg: Composer
  • 1850Lafcadio Hearn: United States -- Journalist / author (Chita)
  • 1862May Irwin: US comedienne / singer (Hot Time in the Old Town)
  • 1869Emma Goldman: Anarchist / publisher (Mother Earth)
  • 1872Paul Laurence Dunbar: Dayton, Ohio -- Poet / Novelist (Oak & Ivory)
  • 1882Eduard Spranger: German psychologist / educator
  • 1884Forrester Harvey: Ireland -- Actor (Tarzan, Chump at Oxford)
  • 1884Gaston Bachelard: French philosopher (La psychanalyse du feu)
  • 1885Arthur Harmat: Composer
  • 1889Alfred Courtens: Belgian sculptor
  • 1889Moroni Olsen: Ogden, Utah -- Actor (Annie Oakley, Black Gold, Snow White)
  • 1896Franciscus J Feron: Vicaris-General of Roermond
  • 1898Alexandra G "Alja" von Hoyer-Rachmanova: Russ / Aust author (Students)

Died on Jun 27

  • 0444Cyrillus van Alexandria: Patriarch of Alexandria
  • 1137Guigo de Castro [Venerabilis]: 5th prior of Grande Chartreuse
  • 1296Floris V: Count of Holland and Zeeland
  • 1458Alfonso V: King of Aragon / Sicily / Naples (Alfonso I)
  • 1543Agnolo Firenzuola [Giovannini]: Ital Monk (De golden ezel)
  • 1638Lukaris Cyrillus: Patriarch of Alexandria / Constantinople
  • 1641Michiel Jansz of Mierevelt: Royal painter, dies at 74
  • 1654Johann V Andreae: German vicar / writer (Christenburg), dies at 67
  • 1679Pablo Bruna: Composer, dies at 68
  • 1757Willem Gideon Deutz: Amsterdam regent / banker / merchant, dies at 59
  • 1785Egbert de Free Temminck: Amsterdam regent, dies at 84
  • 1814Johann Friedrich Reichardt: Composer, dies at 61
  • 1829James Smithson: Dies, his will establishes Smithsonian Institute
  • 1829Louis-Sebastien Lebrun: Composer, dies at 64
  • 1832Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisla: Composer, dies at 72
  • 1839Ranjit Singh: Gov of Lahore
  • 1844Hyrum Smith: Founder / leader (Mormon Church), lynched in Carthage, Illinois
  • 1844Joseph Smith, Jr.: Founder / leader (Mormon Church), lynched at 38
  • 1848Denis-Auguste Affre: Archbsp of Paris (1840-48), shot to death at 54
  • 1848Zschokke: Writer
  • 1859Jean C Baud: Governor-General of Dutch-Indies (1834-36), dies at 69
  • 1862Chatham Roberdeau Wheat: Confederate major, dies in battle at about 35
  • 1863Martin E Green: Confederate Brigadier General, shot dead at 38
  • 1864Charles Garrison Harker: US Union Brigadier General, dies in battle at 26
  • 1876Christian G Ehrenberg: German zoologist (micro-organisms), dies at 81
  • 1889Carlotta Patti: Italian soprano
  • 1889Whitney Eugene Thayer: Composer, dies at 50
  • 1917Gustav von Schmolle: German economist (Historical School), dies at 79
  • 1934Max Pallenberg: Austria actor (Brave Suender), dies in air crash at 56
  • 1944Werner Wehrli: Composer, dies at 52

Historical events on June 28

  • 0767St. Paul I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1119Battle of Sarmada - Emir Ilghazi defeat French Crusaders
  • 12451st Council of Lyons (13th ecumenical council) opens
  • 1461Edward IV crowned King of England
  • 1485Gent / Brugge / Ieper recognize Maximilian of Austria as regent of Neth
  • 1519King Carlos I elected Roman Catholic German Emperor Charles V
  • 1524Duke van Bourbon occupies Province
  • 1575Spanish troops conquer Buren
  • 1583Duke French van Valois returns to France
  • 1593Earl Mauritius conquerors Geertruidenberg
  • 1635French colony of Guadeloupe established in Caribbean
  • 1675Battle at Fehrbellin: Brandenburgs army beats Sweden
  • 1748Riot after public execution in Amsterdam, 200+ killed
  • 17621st reported counterfeiting attempt (Boston)
  • 1762Russian tsarina Catharina II grabs power
  • 1770Quakers open a school for blacks in Philadelphia
  • 1776Charleston, SC repulses British sea attack
  • 1778Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey (Gen Washington beats Clinton)
  • 1778Mary Ludwig Hayes "Molly Pitcher" aids American patriots
  • 1807British troops lands at Ensenada, Argentina
  • 1820Tomato is proven non-poisonous
  • 1832Gerrit Moll measures noise of guns
  • 18591st dog show held (Newcastle-on-Tyne, England)
  • 1869Amsterdam typographer strike
  • 1887Phillies most lopsided shut-out beating Indianapolis 24-0
  • 1892Phillies tie club record of 16 straight victories
  • 1894Labor Day established as a federal employees holiday
  • 1895El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua form Central American Union
  • 1902Congress authorizes Louisiana Purchase Expo $1 gold coin
  • 1902US buys concession to build Panama canal from French for $40 million

Born on June 28

  • 1367Sigismund: German Emperor / King of Hungary / Bohemia
  • 1476Paul IV [Giampietro Caraffa]: Inquisition / Pope (1555-59)
  • 1490Albrecht von Brandenburg: German Archbishop / Monarch of Mainz / Cardinal
  • 1547Cristofano Malvezzi: Composer
  • 1550John Drusius: Flemish hebrew translator
  • 1577Peter Paul Rubens: Siegen -- Flemish Baroque painter (Circumcision)
  • 1586Paul Siefert: Composer
  • 1712Jean Jacques Rousseau: France -- Composer / social contractor (Confession)
  • 1734Jean-Jacques Beauvarget-Charpentier: Composer
  • 1787Henry G W Smith: Leader of British-Indian forces
  • 1806Napoleon Coste: Composer
  • 1808Cristina di Trivulzio di Belgioioso: Italian Princess / politican
  • 1812Rudolf von Alt: Austrian painter
  • 1816Jacob P P Baron van Zuylen van Nijevelt: Min Foreign Affairs (1852-53)
  • 1824Paul Broca: France -- Brain surgeon / anthro (located speech center)
  • 1824William Tatus Wofford: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1884
  • 1825Richard ACE Erlenmeyer: German chemist (Erlenemyer kolf)
  • 1831Joseph Joachim: Kittsee, Germany -- Violinist (Hungarian Concerto)
  • 1847Sveinbjorn Sveinbjornsson: Composer
  • 1852Hans Huber: Composer
  • 1853Edwin Arthur Jones: Composer
  • 1865Otto Julius Bierbaum: German writer / journalist (Remarkable Stories)
  • 1867Luigi Pirandello: Italy -- Writer (6 Characters-Nobel 1934)
  • 1867William Courtleigh: Guelph, Ontario -- Actor (Eyes of Youth, Madame X)
  • 1873Alexis Carrel: France -- Surgeon / sociologist / biologist (Nobel 1912)
  • 1874Oley Speaks: Composer
  • 1879Sigurd von Koch: Composer
  • 1885Berthold Viertel: Writer
  • 1885Giuseppe Mule: Composer
  • 1887Boleslav Vomacka: Composer

Died on June 28

  • 0573Alboin: King of Longobarden, probably poisoned by his wife
  • 1061Floris I: Count of Holland
  • 1385Andronicus IV Paleologus: Byzantine anti-Emperor
  • 1598Abraham Ortelius [Ortels / Hortels]: South Netherlands geographer, dies at 71
  • 1617Johan Evertsen de Captain: Swiss Admiral, dies in battle
  • 1714Cornelis Chastelein: Colonial director, dies at 56
  • 1714Daniel van Papenbroeck: Flemish Jesuit / historian, dies at 86
  • 1742Johann Joseph Ignaz Brentner: Composer, dies at 52
  • 1748Marretje Arends [Matje of Nieuwendijk]: Amsterdam plunderer, hanged
  • 1748Pieter van Dort: Amsterdam plunderer, hanged
  • 1788Johann Christoph Vogel: Composer, dies at 32
  • 1798Pierre Dutillieu: Composer, dies at 44
  • 1802Johann J Angel: German Author / director, dies at 60
  • 1806Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers: Composer, dies at 64
  • 1813Gerhard JD von Scharnhorst: Prus Minister of War (1807-10), dies in battle
  • 1830David Walker: Abolitionist (Appeal to Colored Citizens), dies at 44
  • 1836James Madison: 4th US President (1809-17), dies at 85 in Montpelier, Virginia
  • 1846Adrian van de Ende: Vicar / protestant reformer, dies at 77
  • 1855Giovanni Agostino Perotti: Composer, dies at 86
  • 1857Joseph Fischhof: Composer, dies at 53
  • 1872Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch: Composer, dies at 66
  • 1876August W Ambros: Austria musicologist, dies at 59
  • 1889Maria Mitchell: 1st US woman astronomer (Vassar), dies at 70
  • 1890Edouard Gregoir: Composer, dies at 67
  • 1891Jose Inzenga y Castellanos: Composer, dies at 63
  • 1909Israel Durham: Phillies President dies
  • 1910Gustave Leon Huberti: Composer, dies at 67
  • 1914Franz Ferdinand: Austrian Archduke (Sarajevo, Bosnia), assassinated
  • 1914Sophie: Princess of Austria, assassinated
  • 1937Max Adler: Austrian socialist theorist, dies at 64