Sunday, June 27, 2010

June 27th

1844: Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his brother Hyrum Smith, are murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail. That's what happens when you tell a bunch of other inmates that they can't drink coffee.

1898: The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia. After that, he still can't find anyone who wants to spend time with him.

1950: The U.S. decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War. The decision pays off 22 years later with the premiere of M*A*S*H.


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