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Calendar for July 27th, 2014

1270s

  • Died 1276: James I of Aragon

  • 1770s

  • Died 1770: Robert Dinwiddie (British statesman, lieutenant governor of colonial Virginia)

  • 1780s

  • 1789: Congress established the Department of Foreign Affairs (later renamed Department of State)

  • 1820s

  • Born 1824: Alexandre Dumas, fils (dramatist, son of Alexandre Dumas)

  • 1860s

  • 1866: The Atlantic Cable was completed, establishing communication by telegraph between England and the U.S.

  • 1910s

  • Born 1916: Elizabeth Hardwick (author)

  • 1920s

  • 1921: Researchers led by biochemist Frederick Banting announced the discovery of the hormone insulin

  • Born 1922: Norman Lear (television producer)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1931: Jerry Van Dyke (actor)

  • 1940s

  • 1940: Bugs Bunny made his cartoon debut

  • 1943: Colonel Joseph Duckworth piloted the first plane that purposely flew into the center of a hurricane

  • Born 1948: Peggy Fleming (ice skater)

  • 1950s

  • 1953: The United States, China, North Korea, and South Korea signed an armistice agreement, ending the Korean War

  • 1970s

  • Born 1975: Alex Rodriguez (baseball player)

  • Born 1977: Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (actor)

  • 1980s

  • 1980: An earthquake in Sharpsburg, Kentucky, measured 5.2 on the Richter scale

  • 1988: Big traffic jam in Boston

  • 1990s

  • Died 1993: Reggie Lewis (basketball player)

  • 1995: The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated, Washington, D.C.

  • 1996: In Atlanta, Georgia, a pipe bomb exploded at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics

  • 2000s

  • Died 2003: Bob Hope (comedian & actor)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2010: Morrie R. Yohai (creator of Cheez Doodles)

  • Died 2015: Nabire (a 31-year-old female northern white rhino that had resided at Dvur Kralove zoo in the Czech Republic; at the time of her death, only four northern white rhinos were left in the world)


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