Welcome to Today in Military History, a new feature that offers a glimpse of important military events of the past, courtesy of Strategypage.com!
Here's a sampling of important events that took place on June 27:
1861: In the Battle of Mathia's Point, Va., Union Navy ships attack Confederate batteries.
1864: In Georgia, Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman faces off against Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. The battle ends in a tactical defeat for Union forces.
1905: Mutiny on the Russian battleship Potemkin.
1918: Two German airmen become the first to use parachutes to escape an aircraft in battle.
1927: The U.S. Marine Corps adopts an English bulldog named Sgt. Jiggs as its mascot.
1944: U.S. troops liberate Cherbourg, France.
1950: The United States sends 35 military advisors to Vietnam.
1976: The Air Force Academy admits its first female cadets.