Today in History – 27 June

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2008 Bill Gates resigns from Microsoft to focus on his charity work

1980 1st female state police graduates, New Jersey

1979 Muhammad Ali retires as boxing champ

1955 1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted, Illinois

1954 1st atomic power station opens (Obninsk, near Moscow, Russia)

1940 U.S.S.R. returns to Gregorian calendar

1929 1st color TV demo, New York City

1867 Bank of California opens doors

1693 1st woman’s magazine “Ladies’ Mercury” published (London)

1652 New Amsterdam (now New York City) passes 1st speed limit law in US

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