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Born on this Day in History: June 27, 1930 - Ross Perot is a U.S. businessman who worked for IBM from 1957 to 1962, soon forming his own company, Electronic Data Systems. He sold it to General Motors in 1984 for $2.5 billion. In 1992 he ran as an independent candidate for U.S. president, winning 19% of the popular vote. He ran again in 1996. The Reform Party, which he founded in 1995, gradually established its autonomy from him.
On this Day in History: June 27, 1950 - President Harry S. Truman announces that he is ordering U.S. air and naval forces to South Korea to aid the democratic nation in repulsing an invasion by communist North Korea. The United States was undertaking the major military operation, he explained, to enforce a United Nations resolution calling for an end to hostilities, and to stem the spread of communism in Asia. In addition to ordering U.S. forces to Korea, Truman also deployed the U.S. 7th Fleet to Formosa (Taiwan) to guard against invasion by communist China and ordered an acceleration of military aid to French forces fighting communist guerrillas in Vietnam.