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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, July 27, 2022


  • James I of Aragon –
  • Robert Dinwiddie (British statesman, lieutenant governor of colonial Virginia) –
  • Reggie Lewis (basketball player) –
  • Bob Hope (comedian & actor) –
  • Morrie R. Yohai (creator of Cheez Doodles) –
  • Nabire (northern white rhino) –
  • Sam Shepard (actor & playwright) –


  • Alexandre Dumas, fils (dramatist, son of Alexandre Dumas) –
  • Cyrus Eidlitz (architect) –
  • GΓ©rard CΓ΄tΓ© (Canadian marathon runner) –
  • Elizabeth Hardwick (author) –
  • Norman Lear (television producer) –
  • Jerry Van Dyke (actor) –
  • Peggy Fleming (ice skater) –
  • Alex Rodriguez (baseball player) –
  • Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (actor) –


  • Congress established the Department of Foreign Affairs (later renamed Department of State)–
  • The Atlantic Cable was completed, establishing communication by telegraph between England and the U.S.–
  • Researchers led by biochemist Frederick Banting announced the discovery of the hormone insulin–
  • Bugs Bunny made his cartoon debut–
  • Colonel Joseph Duckworth piloted the first plane that purposely flew into the center of a hurricane–
  • The United States, China, North Korea, and South Korea signed an armistice agreement, ending the Korean War–
  • An earthquake in Sharpsburg, Kentucky, measured 5.2 on the Richter scale–
  • Big traffic jam in Boston–
  • The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated, Washington, D.C.–
  • In Atlanta, Georgia, a pipe bomb exploded at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics–
  • At the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, Canadian Donovan Bailey won the men’s 100-meter dash in 9.84 seconds, setting a world record–


  • Severe thunderstorms in Yuma, Arizona, created zero visibility due to dust blowing in the 90 mph winds–
  • Several inches of snow fell on Glacier National Park, Big Sky ski area (both in Montana), and a Jackson Hole, Wyoming ski area–

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