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On June 27th...

1776 A group of Spanish missionaries settled in present-day San Francisco.

1835 Frederick Harvey, railroad dining pioneer and entrepreneur, was born.

1846 Irish patriot Charles Parnell was born.

1872 Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar was born.

1880 Helen Keller, deaf and blind author and lecturer, was born.

1884 The U.S. Congress established a Bureau of Labor within the Department of the Interior.

1905 The Industrial Workers of the World was organized in Chicago.

1927 Victoria Woodhull, one of the first two female stockbrokers in America and the first female candidate for President, died.

1950 The United States sent forces to defend South Korea against Communist aggression.

1977 Djibouti gained its independence from France.

1995 The Space Shuttle Atlantis successfully docked with the Russian Space Station Mir.

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