11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 27th June

Tom Jones

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1743 - King George II of England defeats the French at Dettingen, Bavaria, in the War of the Austrian Succession

2. 1844 - American Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon religion, is murdered by an anti-Mormon mob while being held in an Illinois jail cell

3. 1957 - The link between smoking and lung cancer is one of 'direct cause and effect', a report by the Medical Research Council finds

4. 1963 - The US President John F Kennedy visits his ancestral homeland in County Wexford, Ireland

5. 1975 - Tobey Maguire is born

6. 1985 - Route 66 is officially removed from the United States Highway System

7. 1986 - The International Court of Justice finds the United States guilty of violating international law by supporting rebels in Nicaragua

8. 1989 - Tom Jones is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

9. 1998 - A concert at Althorp where Princess Diana is buried raises substantial sums for the Princess Diana Memorial Fund

10. 2007 - Former chancellor Gordon Brown becomes the Prime Minister of the UK

11. 2011 - Former governor of the US state of Illinois Rod Blagojevich is found guilty on seventeen of twenty corruption charges after being accused of trying to sell the senate seat that was held by President Obama

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeopleshistory

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