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This Day in History: June 27

June 27: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 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.
  2. In 1922, the first Newberry Medal in Children's Literature was presented to Hendrik van Loon.
  3. In 1934, the Federal Savings and Loan Association was created.
  4. In 1955, the first automobile seatbelt legislation was enacted in Illinois.
  5. In 1967, the world's first ATM was installed in Enfield, England by Barclays Bank.
  6. 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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