Calendar for June 27th, 2013

1652: First traffic law in "U.S." passed, New Amsterdam (N.Y.C.)

Died 1844: Joseph Smith (religious leader; organized The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

Born 1859: Mildred J. Hill (composer of song "Happy Birthday to You")

Born 1880: Helen Keller (author, lecturer)

Born 1927: Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo)

Born 1930: Ross Perot (businessman)

1941: First flight of XB-19 bomber

Born 1949: Vera Wang (designer)

1955: First state law requiring that cars be equipped with seat belts passed in Illinois

1960: Chlorophyll-A first synthesized, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Born 1966: J. J. Abrams (television writer & producer)

1967: Kmart trademark registered

Born 1975: Tobey Maguire (actor)

1975: Entertainment duo Sonny and Cher called it quits as husband and wife (divorce final this day)

1979: Muhammad Ali announced his retirement from boxing

1980: Bill passed making O Canada national anthem of Canada

Born 1986: Drake Bell (actor)

Born 1991: Madylin Sweeten (actress)

Died 2001: Jack Lemmon (actor)

Died 2002: John Entwistle (musician)

Died 2005: Shelby Foote (Civil War historian and novelist )

Died 2012: Don Grady (actor)