Today in History: June 27th


Some of the historical events that took place on June 27th, that made headlines in the last five years:

2014 Bobby Womack, renowned singer and the writer of many chart-toppers, dies at age 70

2014 Former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker is nominated for the position of President of the European Commission in a 26-2 vote over U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, who strongly objected to the decision

2013 China’s President, Xi Jinping and South Koran President Park Geun-hye meet for four days of talks aimed at reducing tensions on the Koran Peninsula

2013 In California, NASA launches a space probe to observe the Sun; the probe is referred to as the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS

2012 Greece appoints Yiannis Stournaras as its new finance minister

2012 After mediation with creditors fails, the city of Stockton, California becomes the largest city in the U.S. to declare bankruptcy

2011 The Los Angeles Dodgers professional baseball team files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

2011 Tests show radioactive cesium is present in small quantities in residents of Iitate and Kawamata, Fukushima, towns located 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

2010 The first democratic election in the history of Guinea is held