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Weather History for July 27
1989: Severe thunderstorms in Yuma, Arizona, created zero visibility due to dust blowing in the 90 mph winds
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Birthday Lore for July 27
You concentrate your earnest efforts on all your undertakings and, with your ambitions and determination, you are capable of great success and happiness. You are vivacious and lovable, and your friends are true and loyal to you. You love with your whole heart and need a sincere and constant love in return.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1824: Alexandre Dumas, fils (dramatist, son of Alexandre Dumas)
Born 1922: Norman Lear (television producer)
Born 1916: Elizabeth Hardwick (author)
On This Day in History
1866: The Atlantic Cable was completed, establishing communication by telegraph between England and the U.S.
1789: Congress established the Department of Foreign Affairs (later renamed Department of State)
1921: Researchers led by biochemist Frederick Banting announced the discovery of the hormone insulin
Signs of the Zodiac
LEO (July 23-August 22)
The Lion. Ruling planet: Sun. Element: Fire. Quality: Dramatic. Ability: Natural leadership.You are the naturals of the zodiac. Unusually talented, you possess inherent abilities for which even you can’t account. Often dazzlingly charming, you light up a room with your presence, and all in attendance know where you are. Your broad smile and bright eyes make others feel warm and welcome.You always play to the audience. With dramatic effect, you tell your stories, pausing at the right places, occasionally gesturing for emphasis. You need to see a response. Some form of acknowledgment such as a pat on the back is as important to you as the air you breathe. You need to be noticed.