June 27: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
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- In 1895, the first electric U.S. passenger train opened between Washington D.C. and New York City. It was called the Royal Blue and ran until 1958.
- In 1922, the first Newberry Medal in Children's Literature was presented to Hendrik van Loon.
- In 1934, the Federal Savings and Loan Association was created.
- In 1955, the first automobile seatbelt legislation was enacted in Illinois.
- In 1967, the world's first ATM was installed in Enfield, England by Barclays Bank.
- Famous Birthdays: Ed Westwick, actor on Gossip Girl; Helen Keller, deaf and blind inspiration behind the Miracle Worker; Tobey Maguire, actor; Khloe Kardashian, reality star; Jo Frost, the Nanny on tv; Vera Wang, designer.
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