BONSERNEWS.com – What happened on June 27? Here are seven important events that occurred on June 27 that were recorded that later became part of world history:
1. June 27, 1709
The Battle of Poltava was fought between Swedish and Russian troops during the Great Northern War. This battle ended in a landslide victory for Russia and changed the balance of power in Eastern Europe.
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2. June 27, 1844
The founders of the Messianic Movement, Joseph Smith, and his brother Hyrum Smith, were killed by a mob in Carthage prison, Illinois, United States. This assassination led to the downfall of the Latter-day Saint Movement and prompted their migration to what later became the state of Utah.
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3. June 27, 1898
The Spanish-American War began with the United States’ attack on the Spanish fleet in Santiago Bay, Cuba. This war lasted for several months and ended in the victory of the United States, which gained control of Spanish territories such as Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines.
4. June 27, 1950
Korean War – The Chinese People’s Liberation Army launches a major offensive against UN troops in South Korea. This attack marked China’s direct involvement in the war and triggered a dramatic shift in the dynamics of the conflict.
5. June 27, 1977
Djibouti gains independence from France. Djibouti, a small country in East Africa, became an independent country after centuries of French colonial rule.
6. June 27, 2007