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This Day in History for June 27 – Stonewall Uprising and More

New York Gay Pride March
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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1844 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum Smith are murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail (More info)

1898 – The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia (More info)

1967 – The world’s first ATM is installed in Enfield, London (More info)

1969 – Police and gays clash at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, sparking the gay rights movement (More info)

2003 – The national do-not-call registry, formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls and administered by the Federal Trade Commission, enrolls almost three-quarters of a million phone numbers on its first day (More info)

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