June 27, 1957: Hurricane Audrey makes landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border, bringing a 12-foot storm surge to the coastline and killing 390.
June 27, 2002: The New Orleans Times-Picayune publishes a series called "Washing Away." Reporters Mark Schleifstein and John McQuaid demonstrate how drastic erosion along the Louisiana coast, combined with poor preparation for a direct-hit hurricane, leaves the region vulnerable to catastrophe. Three years later, the reporters' predictions come tragically true when Hurricane Katrina slams into Louisiana and Mississippi.
June 27, 2008: "WALL-E" is released. The animated feature film follows the adventures of two robots that clean up a ravaged planet and then set their sights on saving the universe. The titular character is seen at right.
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