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What Happened on July 27th This Day in History

Year Name
2015 At least seven people are killed and many injured after gunmen attack an Indian police station in Punjab.
2005 After an incident during STS-114, NASA grounds the Space Shuttle, pending an investigation of the continuing problem with the shedding of foam insulation from the external fuel tank.
2002 Ukraine airshow disaster: A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine killing 77 and injuring more than 500 others, making it the deadliest air show disaster in history.
1997 About 50 people are killed in the Si Zerrouk massacre in Algeria.
1996 In Atlanta, United States, a pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics.
1995 The Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
1990 The Supreme Soviet of the Belarusian Soviet Republic declares independence of Belarus from the Soviet Union. Until 1996 the day is celebrated as the Independence Day of Belarus; after a referendum held that year the celebration of independence is moved to June 3.
1990 The Jamaat al Muslimeen attempt a coup d'état in Trinidad and Tobago.
1989 While attempting to land at Tripoli International Airport in Libya, Korean Air Flight 803 crashes just short of the runway. Seventy-five of the 199 passengers and crew and four people on the ground are killed, in the second accident involving a DC-10 in less than two weeks, the first being United Airlines Flight 232.
1983 Black July: Eighteen Tamil political prisoners at the Welikada high security prison in Colombo are massacred by Sinhalese prisoners, the second such massacre in two days.
1981 While landing at Chihuahua International Airport, Aeromexico Flight 230 overshoots the runway. Thirty-two of the 66 passengers and crew on board the DC-9 are killed.
1975 Mayor of Jaffna and former MP Alfred Duraiappah is shot dead.
1974 Watergate scandal: The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment (for obstruction of justice) against President Richard Nixon.
1964 Vietnam War: Five thousand more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.
1963 The Puijo observation tower is opened to the general public at Puijo Hill in Kuopio, Finland.[6]
1959 The Continental League is announced as baseball's "third major league" in the United States.
1955 The Austrian State Treaty restores Austrian sovereignty.
1955 El Al Flight 402 is shot down by two fighter jets after straying into Bulgarian air space. All 58 people onboard are killed.
1953 Cessation of hostilities is achieved in the Korean War when the United States, China, and North Korea sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice.
1949 Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner.
1947 In Vatican City, Rome, canonization of Catherine Labouré, the saint whose apparitions of the Virgin Mary originated the worldwide diffusion of the Miraculous Medal.[4]
1942 World War II: Allied forces successfully halt the final Axis advance into Egypt.
1940 The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.
1929 The Geneva Convention of 1929, dealing with treatment of prisoners-of-war, is signed by 53 nations.
1921 Researchers at the University of Toronto, led by biochemist Frederick Banting, prove that the hormone insulin regulates blood sugar.
1919 The Chicago Race Riot erupts after a racial incident occurred on a South Side beach, leading to 38 fatalities and 537 injuries over a five-day period.
1917 World War I: The Allies reach the Yser Canal at the Battle of Passchendaele.
1900 Kaiser Wilhelm II makes a speech comparing Germans to Huns;
1890 Vincent van Gogh shoots himself and dies two days later.
1880 Second Anglo-Afghan War: Battle of Maiwand: Afghan forces led by Mohammad Ayub Khan defeat the British Army in battle near Maiwand, Afghanistan.
1866 The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable is successfully completed, stretching from Valentia Island, Ireland, to Heart's Content, Newfoundland.
1865 Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina.
1857 Indian Rebellion: Sixty-eight men hold out for eight days against a force of 2,500 to 3,000 mutinying sepoys and 8,000 irregular forces.
1816 Seminole Wars: The Battle of Negro Fort ends when a hot shot cannonball fired by US Navy Gunboat No. 154 explodes the fort's Powder Magazine, killing approximately 275. It is considered the deadliest single cannon shot in US history.
1794 French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre is arrested after encouraging the execution of more than 17,000 "enemies of the Revolution".
1789 The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (it will be later renamed Department of State).
1778 American Revolution: First Battle of Ushant: British and French fleets fight to a standoff.
1775 Founding of the U.S. Army Medical Department: The Second Continental Congress passes legislation establishing "an hospital for an army consisting of 20,000 men."
1714 The Great Northern War: The first significant victory of the Russian Navy in the naval battle of Gangut against the Swedish Navy near the Hanko Peninsula.
1694 A Royal charter is granted to the Bank of England.
1689 Glorious Revolution: The Battle of Killiecrankie is a victory for the Jacobites.
1663 The English Parliament passes the second Navigation Act requiring that all goods bound for the American colonies have to be sent in English ships from English ports. After the Acts of Union 1707, Scotland would be included in the Act.
1549 The Jesuit priest Francis Xavier's ship reaches Japan.
1302 Battle of Bapheus: Decisive Ottoman victory over the Byzantines opening up Bithynia for Turkish conquest.
1299 According to Edward Gibbon, Osman I invades the territory of Nicomedia for the first time, usually considered to be the founding day of the Ottoman state.
1214 Battle of Bouvines: Philip II of France decisively defeats Imperial, English and Flemish armies, effectively ending John of England's Angevin Empire.
1202 Georgian–Seljuk wars: At the Battle of Basian the Kingdom of Georgia defeats the Sultanate of Rum.
1189 Friedrich Barbarossa arrives at Niš, the capital of Serbian King Stefan Nemanja, during the Third Crusade.
1054 Siward, Earl of Northumbria, invades Scotland and defeats Macbeth, King of Scotland, somewhere north of the Firth of Forth.
Famous People Born on July 27

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Year Name
1985 Husain Abdullah, American football player
1834 Miguel Grau Seminario, Peruvian admiral (d. 1879)
1988 Ryan Tannehill, American football player
1981 Susan King Borchardt, American basketball player
1949 Maureen McGovern, American singer and actress
1777 Thomas Campbell, Scottish-French poet and academic (d. 1844)
1949 Robert Rankin, English author and illustrator
1959 Yiannos Papantoniou, French-Greek economist and politician, Greek Minister of National Defence
1985 Ajmal Shahzad, English cricketer
1896 Robert George, Scottish air marshal and politician, 24th Governor of South Australia (d. 1967)
Famous People Deaths On July 27

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Date Name
1770 Robert Dinwiddie, Scottish merchant and politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1693)
1991 John Friedrich, German-Australian engineer and conman (b. 1950)
1158 Geoffrey VI, Count of Anjou (b. 1134)
1978 Bob Heffron, New Zealand-Australian miner and politician, 30th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1890)
1382 Joanna I of Naples (b. 1326)
2014 Richard Bolt, New Zealand air marshal and pilot (b. 1923)
2010 Maury Chaykin, American-Canadian actor (b. 1949)
1101 Conrad II, king of Italy (b. 1074)
2001 Rhonda Sing, Canadian wrestler (b. 1961)
1917 Emil Theodor Kocher, Swiss physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1841)