Today in History - June 27

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Working from the northernmost outpost along the Demilitarized Zone, about a mile south of the DMZ in South Vietnam, a U.S. Marine sniper team fires on Viet Cong positions, June 27, 1968. One man uses a set of binoculars, while the sniper sights through a powerful telescopic site on his rifle. Both receive credit for each kill. (AP Photo/Henri Huet)

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Jerry Quarry winces as a left by Muhammad Ali catches him on the side of the head while Ali blocks Quarry's right during their heavyweight fight in Las Vegas, June 27, 1972. Ali was declared the winner when the referee stopped the fight in the seventh round. (AP Photo)

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Sen. John F. Kennedy, D-Mass., and his fiancee, Jacqueline Bouvier, prepare a sailfish boat for sailing at Hyannis, Mass., June 27, 1953. (AP Photo)

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Amateur Bobby Jones is shown making a shot out of a sand trap as the 33rd U.S. Open Golf championship gets underway at the Winged Foot Golf Club at Mamaroneck, N.Y., June 27, 1929. Jones defeated Al Espinosa in playoff with a score of 291. (AP Photo)

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Confusion prevailed among New York City subway riders when the long-awaited 60-cent fare took effect at the stroke of midnight in New York on Friday, June 27, 1980. A couple of riders finds their own way to beat the fare increase; one by going over the turnstile at the Rockefeller Center subway station. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)

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Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, left, of Munich Germany in Vatican City during installation of five new cardinals by Pope Paul VI, June 27, 1977. Cardinal Ratzinger is shown with Cardinal Giovanni Benelli of Florence during ceremony at Audience Hall. (AP Photo/Massimo Sambucetti)

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In this handout from the U.S. Army Air Forces, P-51 pilots take advantage of the natural hot sulphur spring water and shower off the dirt and grime at "Ye Olde Iwo Jima Spa," on Iwo Jima, June, 27, 1945. There are also hot tub baths which are followed by massage to recondition fatigued pilots. Showers are provided by a mobile chemical warfare truck. (AP Photo/U.S. Army Air Forces)

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DEMONSTRATORS HOLDING SIGNS BANNERS PLACARDS CAMPAIGNING NOMINATION U.S. PRESIDENT NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION CROWDS CHEERING

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Cesar Chavez, leader of the Delano grape pickers' strike, smiles broadly following a meeting with California Gov. Edmund G. Brown, in background at right, in Sacramento, Calif., June 27, 1966. Brown announced that he has agreed to name "a person of national prominence" to investigate a disputed union representation election at two Di Giorgio Corp. farms. (AP Photo)

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U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, waving, and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, right, stand with members of their family and supporters at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pa., where more than 100,000 persons heard the president's acceptance speech, June 27, 1936. Standing with the president, from left, are, Gov. George H. Earle of Pennsylvania, smiling; Sara Roosevelt, his mother, in partial view; Franklin Jr.; Eleanor; Anne Roosevelt Boettiger and John Boettiger, daughter and son-in-law; Vice President John Nance Garner; Mrs. James Roosevelt; and John Roosevelt, son. (AP Photo)

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The first force of American troops to reach France is shown after disembarking ships at Brest, June 27, 1917, during Worl War I. (AP Photo)

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Edmund Hillary, June 27, 1953, who with Tensing was the first to make the ascent of Mt. Everest. (AP Photo)

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French director Jean-Luc Godard's "Masculin, feminin" is being tipped in the 16th annual Berlin Film Festival as an insider for the top movie prize, the Berlin Golden Bear. Here, Godard is seen during a press conference in Berlin, June 27, 1966. (AP Photo/Edwin Reichert)

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Lt. J. J. Schneider, of 2535 Depis St. Louis, sits on wing of fighter plane with Capt. J. B. Hannon, right, 7337 Douglas St. Omaha, Nebr. at an airfield in Korea on Jan. 15, 1951. Between them is “admiration dog,” mascot of their wing, who flies with the airmen. Lt. Schneider has completed 100 missions in Korea since June 27, two days after outbreak of the war. He will soon return to the U.S. and plans to wed Miss Betty Rosholm, who was “Miss Omaha of 1950”. Capt. Hannon was shot down in World War 2 over Germany, and also was shot down over Korea but escaped capture. (AP Photo/Jim Pringle)

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It wasn't long ago that foreign visitors were a rarity in Sani county, located in remote Yunnan province of China, and it appears this young villager still hasn't made up his mind about the outsiders, June 27, 1980. Seat of a county inhabited largely by members of the Sani ethnic minority, Sani county is located on a 6,000 foot high plain on the Yunnan plateau. (AP Photo/Dick Fung)

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Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie shares a laugh New York Mayor Edward I. Koch, right, after the mayor proclaimed the upcoming week "Kool Newport Jazz Festival Week" in recognition of the annual event that brings major jazz musicians to New York every year, June 27, 1980. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff)

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The British battleship Rodney bombarding enemy strong points on the French coast on June 27, 1944. A British cruiser and a destroyer can be seen in the background. (AP Photo)

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The beach of Varadero, Cuba's most famous vacation resort , approximately 130 kilometers to the east from Havana, is one of the most popular tourist attractions for vacationers, Cubans and foreigners alike, shown June 27, 1978. An American group representing the U.S. Conference of Mayors were invited to Varadero for a day of rest, while touring Cuba. (AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi)

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German actor and teenager idol Thomas Fritsch, center, shares a bottle of sparkling wine with his comrades after completing his 18 months national service, June 27, 1967 outside the barracks in Starnberg, West Germany, serving at the "Fernmeldebataillon" (signal corps). (AP Photo/Frings)

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Billy Graham, 35, the American evangelist, rests in bed at Duesseldorf, Germany, June 25, 1954 after being stricken by a sudden kidney ailment. He was able to travel on to Berlin on June 26 and is due to address some 140,000 West Berliners there on June 27. He arrived in Germany on June 23. (AP Photo)

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An man walks past a bullet and shell damaged wall in the center of Grozny, June 27, 1995, not far from the Presidential Palace. In the war-torn Chechen capital there is almost no public transport and there are still undetonated mines in the streets. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)

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Essie Harper rushes onto the 33rd green to give her husband a kiss on June 27, 1950. Chandler Harper, Portsmouth, Va., dark horse, responds as the 1950 PGA champion, victor over Hank Williams Jr., Secane, Pa., another dark horse 4 and 3. (AP Photo)

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American evangelist Billy Graham speaks to over 100,000 Berliners at the Olympic Stadium in Germany, June 27, 1954. (AP Photo)

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Secretary of war Henry Stimson will draw from this goldfish bowl on Oct. 29, 1917, the first number in a nationwide lottery to determine the order of calling men for military training under selective service. Secretary of war Newton D. Baker, right, in this scene from June 27, 1918, draws the first number in the world war 2nd draft. (AP Photo)

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Young fans stand behind a fence as the Beatles, unseen, arrive at Hamburg Airport, Germany to travel by plane to Tokyo on June 27, 1966. (AP Photo/Helmuth Lohmann)

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Col. John Hunt talks with Edmund Hillary as they return from their successful Everest expedition on June 27, 1953. (AP Photo)

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Medic lights cigarette for Spec/5 Gary Davies of Scranton, Pa., awaiting evacuation by helicopter from Ben Het in South Vietnam where he was wounded, June 27, 1969. (AP Photo/Oliver Noonan)

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The “Tail O’ The Pup,” the world’s most unique hot dog stand, has its full-scale Hollywood premiere, complete with movie celebrities, searchlights, plush carpet, uniformed doorman, radio broadcast, photographers and autograph hunters. The weenie emporium, located at 311 North La Cienega at Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles, June 27, 1946, is a new enterprise launched by two ex-GI’s, Harry Engel and Ed Striker. The “Tail O’ The Pup” is a replica of a huge hot dog encased in a bun. Ten different kinds of hot dogs will be served including the “Chili Pup,” “Cheesy Pup,” “Nutty Pup,” and the “Piggy Pup”, and etc. (AP Photo)

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Maya city ruins of Tulum, Quintana Roo in Mexico, shown June 27, 1978. (AP Photo)

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Whenever an event of importance happens in Italy, it is the fashion of some Romans to consult Professor Lelio Alberto Fabriani, the “Magician of Rome”, shown June 27, 1952 for his spectral interpretation of it. The professor was asked to look into his globe when twin girls were born to actress Ingrid Bergman and her husband Roberto Rossellini. The professor peered and peered into his globe of the sky and finally predicted; “They will not become celebrities.” (AP Photo/Mario Torrisi)

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The Stone Forest in the Yunnan plateau in southwestern China is shown, June 27, 1980. (AP Photo/Dick Fung)

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German prisoners taken in the assault on the forts and pill boxes outside Cherbourg, France, hurrying along the road towards their prison camp, on June 27, 1944. (AP Photo)

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Two characters in a Tibetan ?devil dance? ? they are really religious allegorical plays, performed in the monasteries on June 27, 1933 in Tibet. They make weird figures as they move through their strange rituals. (AP Photo/Harrison Forman )

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Ex heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson mows lawn at his Rockville Centre, N.Y., home,June 27, 1959. Patterson lost crown the night before after being knocked down seven times in third round of fight at New York’s Yankee Stadium. Sweden’s Ingemar Johansson is new champ. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

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The shattered German defenses on a Normandy beach on June 27, 1944 show for the first time the strength and intricacy of the fortifications and obstacles which faced our assault troops. Some parts of the French coast where landings were made proved less formidable to the first landing forces, but in this sector the Germans had employed all their cunning and military skill in an effort to make the defenses impregnable. Bitter fighting took place before a foothold was gained, and it now appears that Rommel was so sure of defending the sector that he had no secondary line upon which to retire. Observers who have inspected the battlefield marvel that the Allied troops smashed their way through reaching the tank trap. In the center is a sign of a grisly skull and crossbones which may have been intended as a psychological factor in the defenses. Such a position seems impregnable. Every yard is covered by the defenders’ guns, and liberally mined. (AP Photo)

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Studio 54 co-owner Steve Rubell, center, talks to reporters in New York, June 27, 1979. Rubell said he was not worried about a federal indictment expected Wednesday charging the place with income tax violations. It's going to be a long, long trial," he said. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Screen actor Anthony Quinn and Japanese actress Yoko Tani relax on a prop trolley off the set of "The Savage Innocents" at Pinewood Studios, England around June 27, 1959. (AP Photo)

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German prisoners taken in the assault on Cherbourg on their way towards the trucks in France, on June 27, 1944, which will take them to their prison camp. (AP Photo)

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President Dwight Eisenhower and Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower look out an ivy-framed window of the president’s Walter Reed Hospital room in Washington on June 27, 1956 during a concert by the U.S. Army Band. The president wears a robe over his pajamas. This is one of the first pictures of the president since he underwent an abdominal operation on June 9. (AP Photo/Bob Schutz)

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Jackie Robinson, baseball legend, walks with an unidentified friend (left) and Mrs. Arthur Logan, a family friend, at a Jazz Concert at the Robinson home on June 27, 1971 in Stamford, Connecticut. The concert was originally planned by Jackie Robinson Jr., for a drug rehabilitation center. The younger Robinson was killed in an auto accident recently. The Robinsons held the concert for some 2,000 persons. (AP Photo/JW)

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The match between American champion Helen Wills and Britain's Elsie Godlsack, in their third round match at Wimbledon, on June 27, 1928. Wills won the match 6-2, 6-1. (AP Photo)

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Crew members of the B-29 superfortresses which participated in first raids on June 15 by the new bombers on the Japanese homeland celebrate their mission by drinking coffee after return to their air base in China, June 27, 1944. Principal target of initial raid was the industrial city of Yawata. (AP Photo)

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Gov. Alf M. Landon of Kansas is examining a trout he caught in Estate Park, Colorado on June 27, 1936. The governor is in Estate Park for a short vacation before plunging into a campaign for president. (AP Photo/CHL)

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American Soldiers patrol shell-shattered street in St. Sauveur, France, on June 27, 1944, where Fierce fighting took place before U.S. troops routed the Germans in the push towards Cherbourg.(AP Photo)

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A sailor from the Meridian NAAS pokes through the underbrush near Philadelphia, Miss., in search for three missing civil rights workers whose burned out car was found in the area on Tuesday, June 27, 1964. (AP Photo)

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Sen. John Kennedy (D-Mass), walks down the aisle at the Montana Democratic state convention in Helena, Montana on June 27, 1960 where he made a bid for their 17 delegate votes at the National convention. Sen. Kennedy, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, spoke to the convention following Sen. Stuart Symington (D-Mo), also a candidate for the nomination, who gave the keynote address. (AP Photo/Gene Herrick)

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American evangelist Billy Graham attracted about 80,000 Berliners in the Olympic Stadium June 27, 1954 where he hold his second mass meeting in Germany. Among those attending were bishop Otto Dibelius titular head of the dominant protest and church in Germany, and Berlin’s mayor Walter Schreiber. Germans bowing their heads with hands folded in prayer after listening to Billy Graham’s appeal to return to Christ. (AP Photo/Kreusch)

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Some of hundreds of German prisoners rounded up on the Normandy beach and in the drive on Cherbourg take sun baths on the deck of a U.S. Coast Guard manned transport on June 27, 1944, on their way to prison camps in America. (AP Photo)

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While former President Herbert Hoover occupies the speaker’s platform in the Chicago stadium on June 27, 1944, a huge picture of President Lincoln, nominated in Chicago in 1860, provides an historic backdrop for this general view of the Republican National Convention. (AP Photo/Ed Maloney)

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