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June 27: This Day That Year

June 27

- 1880 - Birthday: Helen Keller, American blind-deaf author and lecturer, born in Tuscumbia, Alabama (June 1, 1968, age 87).

- 1890 - George Dixon becomes 1st African-American boxing champion.

- 1957 - USA: Hurricane Audrey, kills about 526 people in Louisiana & Texas.

- 1957 - The British Medical Research Council suggests a direct link between smoking and lung cancer in a report.

- 1967 - London: The world's first ATM installed in Enfield.

- 1990 - Salman Rushdie, condemned (calling for his assassination) to death by Iran.

- 1994 - Aerosmith become first major band to legally let their fans download a new track free of charges.

- 2003 - USA: The United States National Do Not Call Registry enrolls about 750,000 phone numbers on its first day.

- 2005 - USA: AMD files broad antitrust complaints against Intel Corporation, alleging abuse of monopoly powers and antitrust violations.

- 2007 - Gordon Brown becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

- 2008 - Bill Gates steps down as chairman of Microsoft Corporation.

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