Historical Political Events for June 27

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Year Event
1629 Five ships, with some 400 settlers, arrived at Salem. John Winthrop and other prominent men meeting at Cambridge (England) agreed to emigrate to Massachusetts Bay.
1793 The Reign of Terror (France, June 27, 1793 - July 27, 1794): This was a bloody period of about 13 months during the French Revolution, when struggles between rival factions led to mutual radicalization which took on a violent character with mass executions by the guillotine.
1844 Joseph Smith, Jr., founder and saint of the Mormon religion, was arrested and incarcerated in the Carthage, Illinois, Jail where he and his brother were killed by a mob on this date. The persecution in Illinois became so severe that most of the residents of the Mormon town, Nauvoo, fled across the Mississippi River in February of 1846. Revenge for this murder was embodied into the church doctrine, resulting in many more murders and much violence, including the Mountain Meadows massacre of September 11, 1857. [Religion can get quite ugly!]
1934 National Housing Act creates the "Federal Housing Administration" which puts the power of the federal government behind home financing, helping to make home ownership a reality for tens of millions of Americans and powering the residential real estate industry.
1938 "Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act", signed into law this date.
1950 President Harry Truman ordered the Air Force and Navy into the Korean conflict after a call from the UN Security Council for member nations to help South Korea repel an invasion from the North.
1954 With the help of the CIA, President Arbenz Guzman of Guatemala, was ousted and right wing rebels were installed. The U.S. backed coup d'etat overthrows the government in Guatemala, installs a military regime, and restores previously nationalized United Fruit Company property.
1961 President Kennedy (D) signed P.L. 8758, allowing the acceptance of public gifts to pay down the National Debt. [Ought to work!]
1977 In Bates v. State Bar of Arizona, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws and bar association rules that had prohibited lawyers from advertising their fees for routine services.
1980 President Carter (D) signs a measure that requires that approximately 4 million U.S. men age 19 to 20 register for the draft. Strangely, women were excluded (by Congress).
1993 President Clinton (D) orders a Tomahawk cruise missile strike on Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS) headquarters in Baghdad in retaliation for an Iraqi plot to assassinate former U.S. president George Bush during his visit to Kuwait in April 1993. Two Navy ships launced a total of 23 missiles against the IIS. ["He tried to kill my daddy.", Bush the 2nd]
1998 President Clinton (D) and Chinese leader Jiang hold summit in Beijing.
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Quote of
the Day
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
    — Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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