by Robert Joseph Baker | June 27, 2015 12:00 am
Last Updated: June 26, 2015 at 10:32 pm
1556 – The thirteen Stratford Martyrs are burned at the stake near London for their Protestant beliefs.
1954 – The Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant, the Soviet Union’s first nuclear power station, opens in Obninsk, near Moscow.
1976 – Air France Flight 139 (Tel Aviv-Athens-Paris) is hijacked en route to Paris by the PLO and redirected to Entebbe, Uganda.
2013 – NASA launches the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, a space probe to observe the Sun.