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Sunday, June 27, 2021

TODAY IN HISTORY -Following are some of the major events to have occurred on June 27:

 TODAY IN HISTORY 

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on June 27:


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1905 - Mutinous Russian soldiers seized the battleship Potemkin in the Black Sea, throwing the commander and several other officers overboard.

 

1995 - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak addresses supporters a day after assassination attempt.

 

1997 - At a conference in Brussels, 95 countries agreed to sign up to a ban on landmines.

 

1999 - George Papadopoulos, the former Greek dictator who led a military junta that tortured and jailed thousands of Greeks between 1967 and 1973, died aged 80.

 

2001 - The Academy Award-winning American actor Jack Lemmon died. He was best known for his appearances in the films "Some Like It Hot", "The Apartment", "Missing" and "The Odd Couple".

 

2002 - The Group of Eight industrialised nations finalised a $20 billion deal to help pay to decommission weapons of mass destruction in Russia and the rest of the former Soviet Union.

 

2007 - Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia breaks world record in one-hour running event.

 

2007 - Gordon Brown replaced Tony Blair as Britain's prime minister after years of waiting, promising sweeping changes to restore trust in a government damaged by the Iraq war.

 

2008 - India's former army chief Sam Manekshaw, considered one of the country's greatest war heroes whose victory over Pakistan in 1971 helped created Bangladesh, died.

 

2015 - Accidental explosion at Taiwan water park.

 

2015 - Guinness world record attempt for largest Einstein gathering.



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