Today in History: June 27

Today in History: June 27

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1743

English King George II defeats the French at Dettingen, Bavaria.

1833

Prudence Crandall, a white woman, is arrested for conducting an academy for black women in Canterbury, Conn.

1862

Confederates break through the Union lines at the Battle of Gaines' Mill--the third engagement of the Seven Days' campaign.

1864

General William Sherman is repulsed by Confederates at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.

1871

The yen becomes the new form of currency in Japan.

1905

The crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin mutinies.

1918

Two German pilots are saved by parachutes for the first time.

1923

Yugoslav Premier Nikola Pachitch is wounded by Serb attackers in Belgrade.

1924

Democrats offer Mrs. Leroy Springs the vice presidential nomination, the first woman considered for the job.

1927

The U.S. Marines adopt the English bulldog as their mascot.

1929

Scientists at Bell Laboratories in New York reveal a system for transmitting television pictures.

1942

The Allied convoy PQ-17 leaves Iceland for Murmansk and Archangel.

1944

Allied forces capture the port city of Cherbourg, France.

1950

The UN Security Council calls on members for troops to aid South Korea.

1963

Henry Cabot Lodge is appointed U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam.

1973

President Richard Nixon vetoes a Senate ban on the Cambodia bombing.

1985

The U.S. House of Representatives votes to limit the use of combat troops in Nicaragua.