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June 27th - Happy Birthday J.J. Abrams, Christian Kane, Tobey Maguire


Today is Wednesday, June 27, the 179th day of 2012. There are 187 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On June 27, 1942, the FBI announced the arrests of eight Nazi saboteurs who had been put ashore in Florida and Long Island, N.Y. (All were tried and sentenced to death; six were executed while two were spared for having turned themselves in and cooperating with U.S. authorities.)

On this date:
In 1358, Republic of Dubrovnik is founded
In 1497, Cornish rebels Michael An Gof and Thomas Flamank are executed at Tyburn, London, England.
In 1709 (O.S.), Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.
In 1743, War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen: On the battlefield in Bavaria, George II personally leads troops into battle. The last time that a British monarch would command troops in the field.
In 1759, General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.
In 1787, English historian Edward Gibbon completed work on his six-volume work, "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire."
In 1806, British forces take Buenos Aires during the first British invasions of the Río de la Plata.
In 1844, Mormon leader Joseph Smith and his brother, Hyrum, were killed by a mob in Carthage, Ill.
In 1846, New York and Boston were linked by telegraph wires.
In 1893, the New York stock market crashed.
In 1895, The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York, New York, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.
In 1898, The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.
In 1899, A. E. J. Collins scores 628 runs not out, the highest-ever recorded score in cricket.
In 1905, Battleship Potemkin uprising: sailors start a mutiny aboard the Battleship Potemkin, denouncing the crimes of autocracy, demanding liberty and an end to war.
In 1922, the first Newberry Medal, recognizing excellence in children's literature, was awarded in Detroit to "The Story of Mankind" by Hendrik Willem van Loon.
In 1923, Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane
In 1927, Prime Minister of Japan Tanaka Giichi leads a conference to discuss Japan's plans for China; later, a document detailing these plans, the "Tanaka Memorial" is leaked, although it is now considered a forgery.
In 1941, Romanian governmental forces, allies of Nazi Germany, launch one of the most violent pogroms in Jewish history in the city of Iaşi, (Romania), resulting in the murder of at least 13,266 Jews.
In 1941, German troops capture the city of Białystok during Operation Barbarossa.
In 1944, during World War II, American forces liberated the French port of Cherbourg from the Germans.
In 1946, In the Canadian Citizenship Act, the Parliament of Canada establishes the definition of Canadian citizenship.
In 1950, The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War. The U.N. Security Council passed a resolution calling on member nations to help South Korea repel an invasion from the North.
In 1954, The world's first nuclear power station opens in Obninsk, near Moscow.
In 1954, The 1954 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match between Hungary and Brazil, highly anticipated to be exciting, instead turns violent, with three players ejected and further fighting continuing after the game.
In 1957, more than 500 people were killed when Hurricane Audrey slammed through coastal Louisiana and Texas.
In 1967, The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield Town, England, United Kingdom.
In 1971, After only three years in business, rock promoter Bill Graham closes the Fillmore East in New York, New York, the "Church of Rock and Roll."
In 1972, the video game company Atari, Inc., was founded by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney in Santa Clara, Calif.
In 1973, The President of Uruguay Juan María Bordaberry dissolves Parliament and establishes a dictatorship.
In 1974, U.S. president Richard Nixon visits the Soviet Union.
In 1976, Air France Flight 139 (Tel Aviv-Athens-Paris) is hijacked en route to Paris by the PLO and redirected to Entebbe, Uganda.
In 1977, France grants independence to Djibouti.
In 1977, the Supreme Court struck down state laws and bar association rules that prohibited lawyers from advertising their fees for routine services.
In 1980, Italian Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 mysteriously explodes in mid air while in route from Bologna to Palermo, killing all 81 on board. Also known in Italy as the Ustica disaster
In 1981, The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issues its "Resolution on Certain Questions in the History of Our Party Since the Founding of the People's Republic of China", laying the blame for the Cultural Revolution on Mao Zedong.
In 1982, Space Shuttle Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final research and development flight mission, STS-4.
In 1985, the legendary Route 66, which originally stretched from Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif., passed into history as officials decertified the road.
In 1988, Gare de Lyon rail accident In Paris a train collides with a stationary train killing 56 people.
In 1991, Slovenia, after declaring independence two days before is invaded by Yugoslav troops, tanks, and aircraft starting the Ten-Day War.
In 1991, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first black to sit on the nation's highest court, announced his retirement. (His departure led to the contentious nomination of Clarence Thomas to succeed him.)
In 2008, In a highly-scrutizined election, President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe is re-elected in a landslide after his opponent Morgan Tsvangirai had withdrawn a week earlier, citing violence against his party's supporters.

Ten years ago: In a landmark church-state decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, that tuition vouchers were constitutional. The Group of Eight nations concluded a two-day summit in Alberta, Canada, by announcing aid packages for Russia and Africa. John Entwistle, the bass player who'd co-founded The Who, was found dead in a Las Vegas hotel room; he was 57.

Five years ago: Former Treasury chief Gordon Brown became British prime minister, succeeding Tony Blair. In her first televised interview since being released from custody, a demure Paris Hilton told CNN's Larry King she would never again drink and drive and that her time in jail was "a time-out in life." The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.

One year ago: Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (blah-GOY'-uh-vich) was convicted by a federal jury in Chicago of a wide range of corruption charges, including the allegation that he'd tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat. (Blagojevich was later sentenced to 14 years in prison.) International judges ordered the arrest of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi for murdering civilians. Venus and Serena Williams were eliminated in the fourth round of Wimbledon, the first time in five years that neither sister advanced to the quarterfinals at the All England Club. Actress Elaine Stewart, 81, died in Beverly Hills, Calif., after a long illness.

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Today's Birthdays: Business executive Ross Perot is 82. Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt is 74. Singer-musician Bruce Johnston (The Beach Boys) is 70. Fashion designer Vera Wang is 63. Actress Julia Duffy is 61. Actress Isabelle Adjani is 57. Country singer Lorrie Morgan is 53. Actor Brian Drillinger is 52. Writer-producer-director J.J. Abrams is 46. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., is 44. Olympic gold and bronze medal figure skater Viktor Petrenko is 43. TV personality Jo Frost (TV: "Supernanny") is 42. Actor Yancey Arias is 41. Actor Christian Kane is 38. Actor Tobey Maguire is 37. Gospel singer Leigh Nash is 36. Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian is 28. Actor Drake Bell is 26. Actor Ed Westwick is 25. Actress Madylin Sweeten is 21. Actor Chandler Riggs (TV: "The Walking Dead") is 13.

Other notable birthdays, June 27:
1915, Grace Lee Boggs, American anti-racist and feminist activist
1921, Muriel Pavlow, British actress
1931, Charles Bronfman, Canadian industrialist
1931, Martinus J. G. Veltman, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1932, Eddie Kasko, baseball player
1938, Kathryn Beaumont, British voice actress
1938, Tommy Cannon, British comedian
1938, Shirley Anne Field, British actress
1941, Bill Baxley, American politician
1942, Frank Mills, Canadian pianist and composer
1943, Rico Petrocelli, American baseball player
1951, Mary McAleese, President of Ireland 1997-2011
1951, Anita Diamant, American author
1956, Brad Childress, American football coach
1956, Ted Haggard, American evangelical preacher
1958, Lisa Germano, American singer, songwriter and musician
1958, Brian Helicopter, British musician, bass guitarist (The Shapes, HellsBelles, Rogue Male)
1959, Dan Jurgens, American comic book writer
1960, Craig Hodges, American basketball player
1962, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Hong Kong actor
1963, Jay Karnes, American actor
1964, Chuck Person, American basketball player
1969, Viktor Petrenko, Ukrainian figure skater
1970, Jim Edmonds, American baseball player
1971, Yancey Arias, American actor
1971, Tony McCarroll, British drummer
1975, Daryle Ward, American baseball player
1976, Johnny Estrada, American baseball player
1978, Courtney Ford, American actress
1978, Anna Kumble, British singer, also known as Lolly
1979, John Warne, American musician (Relient K; Ace Troubleshooter)
1980, Jennifer Goodridge, American musician (Your Enemies Friends)
1986, Sam Claflin, English actor
1986, Sean Plott, American e-sports commentator and former professional gamer
1989, Matthew Lewis, English actor
1991, Madylin Sweeten, American actress
1992, Ahn Sohee, South Korean idol, member of Wonder Girls

Born on this day, June 27, passed away:
1869, Emma Goldman, Lithuanian/American anarchist and feminist (d. 1940)
1869, Hans Spemann, German embryologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1941)
1880, Helen Keller, American deaf and blind activist (d. 1968)
1899, Juan Trippe, American airline entrepreneur (d. 1981)
1907, John McIntire, American actor (d. 1991)
1913, Willie Mosconi, American billiards player (d. 1993)
1924, Rosalie Allen, American singer and disc jockey (d. 2003)
1925, Doc Pomus, American blues singer/songwriter (d. 1991)
1927, Bob Keeshan, American actor (d. 2004)
1928, Rudy Perpich, American politician (d. 1995)
1932, Anna Moffo, American soprano (d. 2006)
1941, James P. Hogan, British science fiction author (d. 2010)
1956, Scott Cunningham, American Wicca and occult author (d. 1993)

Notable deaths, June 27:
1844, Hyrum Smith, American religious leader (b. 1800)
1844, Joseph Smith Jr., founder of Latter Day Saint movement (b. 1805)
1960, Lottie Dod, English athlete (b. 1871)
1970, Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (b. 1902)
1996, Albert R. Broccoli, American film producer (b. 1909)
2001, Jack Lemmon, American actor (b. 1925)
2002, John Entwistle, English bassist (The Who) (b. 1944)
2002, Robert L. J. Long, American admiral (b. 1920)
2003, David Newman, American filmmaker (b. 1937)
2004, George Patton IV, American general (b. 1923)
2004, Darrell Russell, American race car driver (b. 1968)
2005, Shelby Foote, American author and historian (b. 1917)
2005, Frank Harte, Traditional Irish Singer and song collector
2005, Ray Holmes, Battle of Britain veteran (b. 1914)
2005, Domino Harvey, English-born bounty hunter (b. 1969)
2008, Michael Turner, American comic book artist (b. 1971)
2009, Gale Storm, TV Personality (b. 1922)
2009, Fayette Pinkney, American singer (The Three Degrees) (b. 1948)

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Today is Thursday, June 27, the 178th day of 2013. There are 187 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On June 27, 1963, President John F. Kennedy spent the first full day of a visit to Ireland, the land of his ancestors, stopping by the County Wexford home of his great-grandfather, Patrick Kennedy, who'd emigrated to America in 1848.

One year ago: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and former Irish Republican Army commander Martin McGuinness offered each other the hand of peace during a private meeting inside Belfast's riverside Lyric Theatre. A 22-year-old former Texas Tech University student from Saudi Arabia, Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari (KAH'-lihd ah-lee-EHM' al-duh-SAHR'-ee), was convicted in Amarillo of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. (He later received life in prison.)

Today's Birthdays: Business executive Ross Perot is 83. Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt is 75. Singer-musician Bruce Johnston (The Beach Boys) is 71. Fashion designer Vera Wang is 64. Actress Julia Duffy is 62. Actress Isabelle Adjani is 58. Country singer Lorrie Morgan is 54. Actor Brian Drillinger is 53. Writer-producer-director J.J. Abrams is 47. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., is 45. Olympic gold and bronze medal figure skater Viktor Petrenko is 44. TV personality Jo Frost (TV: "Supernanny") is 43. Actor Yancey Arias is 42. Actor Christian Kane is 39. Actor Tobey Maguire is 38. Gospel singer Leigh Nash is 37. Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian (kar-DASH'-ee-uhn) is 29. Actor Drake Bell is 27. Actor Ed Westwick is 26. Actress Madylin Sweeten is 22. Actor Chandler Riggs is 14.

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Today is Friday, June 27, the 178th day of 2014. There are 187 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On June 27, 1864, Confederate forces repelled a frontal assault by Union troops in the Civil War Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in Georgia.

Ten years ago: NATO leaders gathered in Turkey closed ranks on a pledge to take a bigger military role in Iraq; President George W. Bush declared that the alliance was poised to "meet the threats of the 21st century." Insurgents threatened to behead Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun (wah-SEF' ah-LEE' hah-SOON'), a U.S. Marine who'd vanished in Iraq, in a videotape that aired on Arab television. (However, Hassoun contacted American officials in his native Lebanon the following month; after being reunited with his family in Utah, Hassoun disappeared in December 2004. Suspected of desertion, he has not been heard from since.)

Five years ago: Dr. Conrad Murray, the cardiologist who was with Michael Jackson during the pop star's final moments two days earlier, sat down with investigators for the first time to explain his actions. Actress Gale Storm, 87, died in Danville, California.

One year ago: The Senate passed, 68-32, comprehensive legislation offering the hope of citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in America's shadows. (The House has yet to act on any element of the legislation.) President Barack Obama visited Senegal, where he urged African leaders to extend equal rights to gays and lesbians but was bluntly rebuked by Senegal's president, Macky Sall, who said his country "still isn't ready" to decriminalize homosexuality. Kevin Rudd was sworn in as Australian prime minister a day after toppling rival Julia Gillard.

Today's Birthdays: Business executive Ross Perot is 84. Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt is 76. Singer-musician Bruce Johnston (The Beach Boys) is 72. Fashion designer Vera Wang is 65. Actress Julia Duffy is 63. Actress Isabelle Adjani is 59. Country singer Lorrie Morgan is 55. Actor Brian Drillinger is 54. Writer-producer-director J.J. Abrams is 48. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., is 46. Olympic gold and bronze medal figure skater Viktor Petrenko is 45. TV personality Jo Frost (TV: "Supernanny") is 44. Actor Yancey Arias is 43. Actor Christian Kane is 40. Actor Tobey Maguire is 39. Gospel singer Leigh Nash is 38. Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian (kar-DASH'-ee-uhn) is 30. Actor Drake Bell is 28. Actor Sam Claflin (Film: "Hunger Games") is 28. Actor Ed Westwick is 27. Actress Madylin Sweeten is 23. Actor Chandler Riggs is 15.

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Today is Saturday, June 27, the 178th day of 2015. There are 187 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On June 27, 1955, Illinois enacted the nation's first automobile seat belt law. (The law did not require cars to have seat belts, but that they be made seat belt-ready.

Ten years ago: The Supreme Court ruled, in a pair of 5-4 decisions, that displaying the Ten Commandments on government property was constitutionally permissible in some cases but not in others. BTK serial killer Dennis Rader pleaded guilty to ten murders that had spread fear across Wichita, Kansas, beginning in the 1970s. (Rader later received multiple life sentences.) Wal-Mart heir John Walton died in a plane crash near the Jackson Hole Airport in Wyoming; he was 58. Civil War historian Shelby Foote died in Memphis, Tenn., at age 88.

Five years ago: Wary of slamming on the stimulus brakes too quickly but shaken by the European debt crisis, world leaders meeting in Canada pledged to reduce government deficits in richer countries in half by 2013, with wiggle room to meet the goal. Pope Benedict XVI lashed out at what he called "deplorable" raids carried out by Belgian police as part of an investigation into priest sex abuse. Cristie Kerr cruised to a 12-stroke victory in the LPGA Championship, closing with a 6-under 66 for a 19-under 269 total.

One year ago: Over Russian objections, Ukraine's new president, Petro Poroshenko, signed a free-trade agreement binding his country more closely to Western Europe. Leslie Manigat, 83, a prominent figure in the Haitian political establishment whose rule as president was cut short by a military coup in 1988, died in Port-au-Prince. Bobby Womack, 70, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who had influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, died in Los Angeles.

Today's Birthdays: Business executive Ross Perot is 85. Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt is 77. Singer-musician Bruce Johnston (The Beach Boys) is 73. Fashion designer Vera Wang is 66. Actress Julia Duffy is 64. Actress Isabelle Adjani is 60. Country singer Lorrie Morgan is 56. Actor Brian Drillinger is 55. Writer-producer-director J.J. Abrams is 49. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., is 47. Olympic gold and bronze medal figure skater Viktor Petrenko is 46. Actor Edward "Grapevine" Fordham Jr. is 45. TV personality Jo Frost is 45. Actor Yancey Arias is 44. Actor Christian Kane is 41. Actor Tobey Maguire is 40. Rock singer Bernhoft is 39. Gospel singer Leigh Nash is 39. Musician Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers) is 33. Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian (kar-DASH'-ee-uhn) is 31. Actor Drake Bell is 29. Actor Sam Claflin (Film: "The Hunger Games") is 29. Actor Ed Westwick is 28. Actress Madylin Sweeten is 24. Pop singer Lauren Jauregui (Fifth Harmony) (TV: "The X Factor") is 19. Actor Chandler Riggs is 16.

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Today is Monday, June 27, the 179th day of 2016. There are 187 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On June 27, 1966, the Gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows," having to do with mysterious and supernatural goings-on in Collinsport, Maine, premiered on ABC-TV.

Ten years ago: A constitutional amendment to ban desecration of the American flag died in a Senate cliffhanger, falling one vote short of the 67 needed to send it to states for ratification. Surgeon General Richard Carmona issued a report saying breathing any amount of someone else's tobacco smoke harmed nonsmokers. "Railroad Killer" Angel Maturino Resendiz (ahn-HEHL' mah-tyoo-REE'-noh reh-SEN'-deez), linked to 15 murders, was executed in Texas for the slaying of physician Claudia Benton in 1998.

Five years ago: Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (blah-GOY'-uh-vich) was convicted by a federal jury in Chicago of a wide range of corruption charges, including the allegation that he'd tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat. (Blagojevich was later sentenced to 14 years in prison.) International judges ordered the arrest of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi for murdering civilians. Venus and Serena Williams were eliminated in the fourth round of Wimbledon, the first time in five years that neither sister advanced to the quarterfinals at the All England Club. Actress Elaine Stewart, 81, died in Beverly Hills, Calif.

One year ago: The Episcopal Church elected its first African-American presiding bishop, choosing Bishop Michael Curry of North Carolina during the denomination's national assembly in Salt Lake City. Chris Squire, 67, the bassist and co-founder of the progressive rock band Yes, died in Phoenix, Ariz.

Today's Birthdays: Business executive Ross Perot is 86. Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt is 78. Singer-musician Bruce Johnston (The Beach Boys) is 74. Fashion designer Vera Wang is 67. Actress Julia Duffy is 65. Actress Isabelle Adjani is 61. Country singer Lorrie Morgan is 57. Actor Brian Drillinger is 56. Writer-producer-director J.J. Abrams is 50. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., is 48. Olympic gold and bronze medal figure skater Viktor Petrenko is 47. Actor Edward "Grapevine" Fordham Jr. is 46. TV personality Jo Frost is 46. Actor Yancey Arias is 45. Actor Christian Kane is 42. Actor Tobey Maguire is 41. Rock singer Bernhoft is 40. Gospel singer Leigh Nash is 40. Musician Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers) is 34. Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian (kar-DASH'-ee-uhn) is 32. Actor Drake Bell is 30. Actor Sam Claflin is 30. Actress India de Beaufort is 29. Actor Ed Westwick is 29. Actress Madylin Sweeten is 25. Pop singer Lauren Jauregui (Fifth Harmony) (TV: "The X Factor") is 20. Actor Chandler Riggs is 17.

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Today is Tuesday, June 27, the 178th day of 2017. There are 187 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On June 27, 1957, Hurricane Audrey slammed into coastal Louisiana and Texas as a Category 4 storm; the official death toll from the storm was placed at 390, although a variety of state, federal and local sources have estimated the number of fatalities at between 400 and 600.

Ten years ago: Former Treasury chief Gordon Brown became British prime minister, succeeding fellow Labourite Tony Blair. In her first televised interview since being released from custody, a subdued Paris Hilton told CNN's Larry King she would never again drink and drive and that her time in jail was "a time-out in life."

Five years ago: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and former Irish Republican Army commander Martin McGuinness offered each other the hand of peace during a private meeting inside Belfast's riverside Lyric Theatre. A 22-year-old former Texas Tech University student from Saudi Arabia, Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari (KAH'-lihd ah-lee-EHM' al-duh-SAHR'-ee), was convicted in Amarillo of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. (He later received life in prison.)

One year ago: The U.S. Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century, striking down 5-3 Texas' widely replicated rules that sharply reduced abortion clinics in the nation's second-most-populous state. The Supreme Court overturned the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R), sending the case back to a lower court (prosecutors ended up deciding not to retry McDonnell). Mack Rice, composer of the '60s hit "Mustang Sally" and co-writer of the Staple Singers' landmark "Respect Yourself," died in Detroit at age 82. Eric Lindros was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame as part of 2016 class that also featured Soviet star Sergei Makarov (SEHR'-gay muh-KAH'-rahf), goaltender Rogie Vachon, and the late coach and executive Pat Quinn.

Today's Birthdays — June 27: Business executive Ross Perot is 87. Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt is 79. Singer-musician Bruce Johnston (The Beach Boys) is 75. Fashion designer Vera Wang is 68. Actress Julia Duffy is 66. Actress Isabelle Adjani is 62. Country singer Lorrie Morgan is 58. Actor Brian Drillinger is 57. Writer-producer-director J.J. Abrams is 51. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., is 49. Olympic gold and bronze medal figure skater Viktor Petrenko is 48. Actor Edward "Grapevine" Fordham Jr. is 47. TV personality Jo Frost is 47. Actor Yancey Arias is 46. Actor Christian Kane is 43. Actor Tobey Maguire is 42. Rock singer Bernhoft is 41. Gospel singer Leigh Nash is 41. Musician Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers) is 35. Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian (kar-DASH'-ee-uhn) is 33. Actor Drake Bell is 31. Actor Sam Claflin is 31. Actress India de Beaufort is 30. Actor Ed Westwick is 30. Actress Madylin Sweeten is 26. Pop singer Lauren Jauregui (Fifth Harmony) (TV: "The X Factor") is 21. Actor Chandler Riggs is 18.

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Today is Wednesday, June 27, the 178th day of 2018. There are 187 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On June 27, 1846, New York and Boston were linked by telegraph wires.


10 years ago in 2008: North Korea destroyed the most visible symbol of its nuclear weapons program, the cooling tower at its main atomic reactor at Yongbyon. (However, North Korea announced in September 2008 that it was restoring its nuclear facilities.) In Zimbabwe, roaming bands of government supporters heckled, harassed or threatened people into voting in a runoff election in which President Robert Mugabe (moo-GAH'-bay) was the only candidate.

5 years ago in 2013: The Senate passed, 68-32, comprehensive legislation offering the hope of citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in America's shadows; however, the measure became stalled in the GOP-led House. President Barack Obama visited Senegal, where he urged African leaders to extend equal rights to gays and lesbians but was bluntly rebuked by Senegal's president, Macky Sall, who said his country "still isn't ready" to decriminalize homosexuality. Kevin Rudd was sworn in as Australian prime minister a day after toppling rival Julia Gillard.

1 year ago in 2017: A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software began causing mass disruption across the world, hitting Europe — and Ukraine — especially hard.

Today's Birthdays on June 27, 2018: Business executive Ross Perot is 88. Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt is 80. Singer-musician Bruce Johnston (The Beach Boys) is 76. Fashion designer Vera Wang is 69. Actress Julia Duffy is 67. Actress Isabelle Adjani is 63. Country singer Lorrie Morgan is 59. Actor Brian Drillinger is 58. Writer-producer-director J.J. Abrams is 52. Former Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., is 50. Olympic gold and bronze medal figure skater Viktor Petrenko is 49. Actor Edward "Grapevine" Fordham Jr. is 48. TV personality Jo Frost is 48. Actor Yancey Arias is 47. Actor Christian Kane is 44. Actor Tobey Maguire is 43. Rock singer Bernhoft is 42. Gospel singer Leigh Nash is 42. Christian rock singer Zach Williams is 40. Musician Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers) is 36. Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian (kar-DASH'-ee-uhn) is 34. Actor Drake Bell is 32. Actor Sam Claflin is 32. Actress India de Beaufort is 31. Actor Ed Westwick is 31. Actor Matthew Lewis (Film: "Harry Potter"; TV: "Ripper Street") is 29. Actress Madylin Sweeten is 27. Pop singer Lauren Jauregui (Fifth Harmony) (TV: "The X Factor") is 22. Actor Chandler Riggs is 19.

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