Tuesday, June 27, 2017

June 27

  • June 27, 1580
    Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, the Duke of Alba, invade Portugal to put it under Spain's rule, ending the struggle for the throne of Portugal after the death of young King Sebastian I
  • June 27, 1693
    The first woman's magazine "The Ladies' Mercury" published in London
  • June 27, 1743
    King George of the English defeat the French at Dettingen, Bavaria during War of the Austrian Succession
  • June 27, 1806
    Buenos Aires is captured by British
  • June 27, 1839
    African slaves, kidnapped in Sierra Leone and sold into slavery in Cuba, revolt on the board of the Spanish coasting vessel La Amistad, transferring them from Cuba to Porta Prince as a load, then kill the captain, and order the crew back to Africa
  • June 27, 1871
    The yen becomes the new form of currency in Japan during period of modernisation in Japan
  • June 27, 1967
    The world's first automated teller machine is installed in Enfield, London
  • June 27, 1977
    Djibouti gains independence from France, formerly the French Territory of the Afars and Issas

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