Historical Events on July 27

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  • 432 St Celestine I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1214 1st battle of Bouvines - King Philip II of France vs Holy Roman Emperor Otto IV and King John of England; as a result John lost Normandy and his other possessions in France (hence his nickname John "Lackland")
  • 1230 Treaty of San Germano between Emperor Frederik II & Pope Gregory IX
  • 1280 Sogen Mugaku, founder of Engakuji temple, arrives in Japan from China
  • 1298 Albert (Albrecht) I, son of Rudolf of Habsburg, crowned King of the Germans
  • 1360 Danish King Waldemar IV destroys Visby, Gotland

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1501 Nicolaus Copernicus formally installed as a canon of Frauenberg Cathedral

Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus
Astronomer and Mathematician
Nicolaus Copernicus
  • 1549 1st Christian missionary in Japan, Jesuit priest Francis Xavier reaches Japan but is not permitted to enter any port until 15 August
  • 1563 French army recaptures Le Havre

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1586 Sir Walter Raleigh brings first tobacco to England from Virginia

Explorer Walter Raleigh
Walter Raleigh

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1641 Prince Frederick Henry captures castle of Gennep

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1643 Oliver Cromwell defeats Royalists at Battle of Gainsborough

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • 1655 Jews of New Amsterdam petition for a Jewish cemetery
  • 1655 Netherlands and Brandenburg sign military treaty
  • 1661 English Parliament confirms Navigation Act
  • 1663 English Parliament accepts Staple Act

  • 1689 Battle of Killicrankie: Jacobite Scottish Highlanders under Viscount Dundee defeat royalist force under General MacKay
  • 1694 Bank of England granted 12 year charter by Act of Parliament
  • 1713 Russia and Turkey sign peace treaty
  • 1714 Battle at Hango (Hangut): Russians beat Swedish fleet
  • 1714 British Queen Anne dismisses premier Robert Haley
  • 1720 The second important victory of the Russian Navy - the Battle of Grengam
  • 1789 US Congress establishes Department of Foreign Affairs now referred to as the State Department

BattleCoup d'état

1794 Maximilien Robespierre is overthrown in a coup in Paris

Revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre
Maximilien Robespierre
  • 1795 Spain and France sign peace treaty
  • 1809 Battle of Talavera: British/Spanish army vs French army
  • 1816 US troops destroy Fort Apalachicola, a Seminole fort, to punish Indians for harboring runaway slaves
  • 1830 Revolution breaks out in Paris, opposing laws of Charles X
  • 1836 The ship the "Duke of York" arrives with the first colonists at Nepean Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
  • 1837 US Mint opens in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1839 Chartist riots break out in Birmingham, England
  • 1844 Fire destroys US mint at Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1861 Battle of Mathias Point, Virginia - Rebel forces repel a Federal landing
  • 1861 Battle of St Augustine Springs, New Mexico Territory
  • 1861 Confederate troops occupy Fort Fillmore, New Mexico

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1861 Union General George McClellan takes command from McDowell of Potomac Army

Union General George McClellan
Union General
George McClellan
  • 1862 Hurricane hits Canton; about 40,000 die
  • 1862 Steamer "Golden Gate" burns and sinks off west coast of Mexico
  • 1864 Battle of Darbytown, Virginia (Deep Bottom, Newmarket Road) (Strawberry Plains)
  • 1865 Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina.
  • 1866 Atlantic telegraph cable successfully laid (1,686 miles long)

  • 1880 Alexander P. Ashbourne patents a process for refining coconut oil
  • 1880 Battle of Maiwand, at which Dr Watson is wounded, breaks out
  • 1884 The East Cleveland Street Railway Company begins the first U.S. commercial electric streetcar line in Cleveland, Ohio, on the Bentley-Knight system
  • 1888 Philip Pratt unveils 1st American electric tricycle

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1890 Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh shoots himself in Auvers-sur-Oise, dies of injuries 2 days later

  • 1891 Titus van Wyck succeeds M de Savornin Lohman as governor of Suriname
  • 1897 14.75" (37.5 cm) of rainfall, Jewell, Maryland (state 24-hr record)
  • 1897 Dutch government of Pierson/Goeman Borgesius resigns
  • 1898 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Dancing Men" (BG)

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1909 Orville Wright tests 1st US Army airplane, flying 1h12m40s

  • 1909 British ship SS Waratah is last seen en-route from Durban to Cape Town; 211 on board are missing and no trace of the ship ever found
  • 1913 11th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
  • 1914 Roda JC soccer team forms in Kerkrade
  • 1914 Felix Manalo registers the Iglesia ni Cristo with the Filipino government.
  • 1917 World War I: Allied troops reach the Yser Canal in the prelude to the Battle of Passchendaele
  • 1918 Socony 200, 1st concrete barge in US, launched to carry oil, NY
  • 1919 Chicago race riot (15 whites & 23 blacks killed, 500 injured)
  • 1919 13th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium
  • 1920 Radio compass used for 1st time for aircraft navigation
  • 1920 Resolute beats Shamrock IV (England) in 14th running of America's Cup
  • 1920 14th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
  • 1921 2nd government of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms

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1921 Frederick Banting and Charles Best isolate insulin at the University of Toronto

  • 1922 International Geographical Union forms in Brussels
  • 1924 8th Olympic games closes in Paris
  • 1927 Mel Ott, 18, hits his 1st league home run (inside the park)
  • 1928 AVRO, General Vereniging Radio Omroep, forms
  • 1928 Tich Freeman becomes only bowler ever to take 200 first-class wickets before end of July
  • 1929 Dike of Wieringermeerpolder finished
  • 1930 25th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)
  • 1930 24th Tour de France won by Andre Leducq of France
  • 1931 Chilean president Carlos Ibáñez forced out
  • 1931 Grasshoppers in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota destroyed thousands of acres of crops
  • 1932 Paul Gorgoulov, assassin of French president Doumer, sentenced to death
  • 1934 French socialist/communist party of People's Front forms
  • 1935 Floods at Yangtzee Jiang and Hoangh, kill 200,000
  • 1937 32nd Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Wimbledon (4-1)
  • 1940 Billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts
  • 1940 Bugs Bunny, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Tex Avery, Bob Givens (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Wild Hare"
  • 1941 103°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in July
  • 1941 German army enters Ukraine
  • 1941 Japanese forces land in Indo-China
  • 1943 772 British bombers attack Hamburg
  • 1944 1st British jet fighter used in combat (Gloster Meteor)
  • 1944 Soviet Army frees Majdanek concentration camp
  • 1944 US troops occupy le Mesnil-Herman/Hill 183 Normandy
  • 1945 Cubs purchase pitcher Hank Borowy from NY Yankees
  • 1945 US Communist Party forms
  • 1946 Boston Red Sox Rudy York hits 2 grand slams in 1 game, gets 10 RBIs
  • 1946 45th Men's French Championships: Marcel Bernard beats Jaroslav Drobny (3-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3)
  • 1946 45th Women's French Championships: Margaret Osborne beats Pauline Betz (1-6, 8-6, 7-5)
  • 1947 Yogi Berri starts record 148 game errorless streak
  • 1948 Australia set 404 to win v England at Headingley

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1948 Bradman's 29th and last Test Cricket century, part of winning 3-404

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1948 Otto Skorzeny escapes anti-nazi camp at Darmstadt
  • 1949 1st jet-propelled airline (De Havilland Comet) flies
  • 1950 US President Harry Truman promises aid to Taiwan
  • 1952 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record marathon (2:23:03.2)
  • 1952 Swedish race walker John Mikaelsson makes it back-to-back gold medals in the 10k event at the Helsinki Olympics, having won the corresponding race in London in 1948
  • 1953 North Korea and UN sign armistice
  • 1953 Vatican disallows priest holiday work in factory
  • 1953 Dizzy Dean, Al Simmons Chief Bender, Bobby Wallace, Harry Wright, Ed Barrow, Bill Klem and Tom Connolly inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1954 36th PGA Championship: Chick Herbert at Keller GC St Paul, Minnesota
  • 1954 Armistice divides Vietnam into two countries
  • 1955 Austria regains full independence after 4-power occupation since WWII
  • 1955 Israeli passenger plane shot down above Bulgaria, 58 die
  • 1956 Jim Laker takes 9-37 in Australia's 1st innings at Manchester
  • 1957 St James' Theatre in London closes
  • 1959 Abbas Ali Baig scores 112 for India v England on debut
  • 1959 William Shea announces plans to have a baseball team in NYC in 1961

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1960 US Vice-president Richard Nixon nominated for presidential candidate at Republican convention in Chicago

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1962 Mariner 2 launched to Venus; flyby mission

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1962 Martin Luther King Jr. jailed in Albany, Georgia

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear Test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1963 Fritz Von Erich beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • 1963 General Amin al-Hafez becomes President of Syria
  • 1965 Pierre Harmel forms Belgium government

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1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs a bill requiring cigarette makers to print health warnings on all cigarette packages about the effects of smoking

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1967 Arabs Federation premier Hoesein Al Bayoomi resigns
  • 1967 Helmond Sport soccer team forms
  • 1967 LBJ sets up commission to study cause of urban violence
  • 1967 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1968 Race Riot in Gary Indiana

Sport awardGolf Major

1969 15th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1970 Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game
  • 1970 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1970 L Boudreau, Earle Combs, Ford Frick, and Jesse Haines enter Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1972 The F-15 Eagle flies for the first time.
  • 1973 40th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Miami 14, All Stars 3 (54,103)
  • 1973 Walter Blum becomes 6th jockey to ride 4,000 winners
  • 1974 House Judiciary Committee votes 27-11 recommends Nixon impeachment
  • 1974 Kanhai & Jameson add 465 for 2nd wicket, Warwickshire v Gloucs
  • 1975 The British government closes its consulate in Angola following increasing fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola and South African troops
  • 1976 Japanese ex-premier Tanaka arrested (Lockheed Affair)

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1977 John Lennon is granted a green card for permanent residence in US

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1978 Indians Duane Kuiper is 3rd to hit 2 bases-loaded triples (vs Yanks)

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1978 Portuguese President António Ramalho Eanes fires Premier Mário Soares

President of Portugal Mário Soares
President of Portugal
Mário Soares
  • 1979 "Broadway Opry '79" opens at St James Theater NYC for 6 performances
  • 1979 France performs nuclear Test
  • 1980 Palestinian throws hand grenade on Jewish children in Antwerp, 1 dead
  • 1980 Sally Little wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic

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1982 California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

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1982 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's first visit to the US in almost 11 years

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi

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1982 Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors" opens Off-Broadway at the Orpheum Theatre in NYC

Disney Composer Alan Menken
Disney Composer
Alan Menken
  • 1983 104°F (40.3°C) in Garmersdorf (German record)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1983 Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan & Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts this season, he also wins his 1st game as a Royal

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

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1984 Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,053rd career single (vs Philadelphia)

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1986 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Board of Trade CC: Pat Bradley wins in a playoff with Ayako Okamoto of Japan
  • 1986 24th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Czechoslovakia in Prague Czech (3-0)
  • 1986 Iraqi jets attack central Iranian city of Arak; Iran threatens missile attack of gulf states supporting Iraq

  • 1986 73rd Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
  • 1987 John Demjanjuk, accused Nazi "Ivan the Terrible", testifies in Israel
  • 1987 Salt Lake City Trappers lose 7-5 to Billings Mustangs, ending their professional-record winning streak at 29 consecutive
  • 1987 First expedited salvaging of Titanic wreck begins by RMS Titanic, Inc.
  • 1988 Boston's worst traffic jam in 30 years
  • 1988 General Sein Lwin succeeds Ne Win as President of Burma
  • 1988 Radio Shack announces Tandy 1000 SL computer
  • 1988 Baseball star Tommy John commits record 3 errors on 1 play as Yanks rout Brewers 16-3
  • 1989 Atlanta Brave Dale Murphy is 10th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)

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1990 Graham Gooch scores 333 v India at Lord's

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Graham Gooch
  • 1990 Tom Moody scores 100 in 26 mins in county cricket, world record
  • 1990 White-Russia declares independence
  • 1990 Zsa Zsa Gabor begins a 3 day jail sentence for slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills
  • 1991 TV Guide publishes its 2000th edition
  • 1992 Astros begins 26-game road trip to make room for Republican National Convention
  • 1992 Dimitri Lepikov, Vladimir Pychenko, Veniamin Taianovitch and Evgueni Sadovyi swim world record 4x200m freestyle (7:11.95)

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1992 Nelson Mandela says a general strike will go ahead to protest for the removal of South African President F. W. de Klerk from power and for free elections

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • 1992 Japanese swimmer Kyoko Iwasaki wins the 200m breaststroke in Barcelona to become the youngest to win an Olympic gold medal at 14 years-6 days
  • 1993 Detroit Tiger Fryman hits for cycle but loses 12-7 to Yankees
  • 1993 Javier Sotomayor jumps world record 2.45 m high
  • 1993 Mafia bombs historical buildings in Rome, Milan and Vatican City, 5 killed
  • 1993 NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million
  • 1993 NY Met Anthony Young wins ending his losing streak at 27 games
  • 1995 Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • 1995 28th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • 1996 Bomb explodes at Atlanta Olympic Park, 1 killed, 110 injured
  • 1996 David Sales makes 210 on 1st class cricket debut for Northants v Worcs
  • 1996 Brazilian pair Jackie Silva and Sandra Pires win inaugural women's beach volleyball gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics
  • 1997 "Candide" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 103 performances
  • 1997 "Victor/Victoria" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 738 performances
  • 1997 Detroit Tigers retire pitching great Hal Newhouser's #16
  • 1997 Tammie Green wins Giant Eagle LPGA Classic
  • 1997 Si Zerrouk massacre in Algeria; about 50 people killed.
  • 1997 84th Tour de France won by Jan Ullrich of Germany

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1999 Tony Hawk is the first skateboarder to land a "900"

Skateboarder Tony Hawk
Tony Hawk
  • 2002 Ukraine airshow disaster: A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine killing 85, injuring more than 100, largest air show disaster in history

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2003 A group of 321 Filipino armed soldiers called "Magdalo" take over Oakwood Premier Ayala Center in Makati City to show Filipino people the alleged corruption of the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo administration

14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
14th President of the Philippines
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

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2003 90th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong

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2003 British Open Seniors Golf, Turnberry: American Tom Watson wins in a playoff with Carl Mason of England

Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson
  • 2005 STS-114: NASA grounds the Space shuttle, pending an investigation of the external tank's continued foam-shedding problem
  • 2006 The Federal Republic of Germany is deemed guilty in the loss of Bashkirian 2937 and DHL Flight 611, because it is illegal to outsource flight surveillance
  • 2007 Two News helicopters from Phoenix, Arizona television stations KNXV and KTVK collide over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase; there were no survivors. Worst civil aviation incident in Phoenix history.
  • 2008 95th Tour de France won by Carlos Sastre of Spain
  • 2008 British Open Seniors Golf, Royal Troon: Bruce Vaughan birdies first extra playoff hole to beat fellow American John Cook by a stroke

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2012 Queen Elizabeth II opens the 30th Olympics in London, United Kingdom (with some help from 007)

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 2013 100 people are killed and 1,500 injured in a crackdown against protesters in Cairo, Egypt
  • 2013 1,000 inmates escape from a prison in Benghazi, Libya
  • 2013 First Przewalski’s horse (whose wild populations were believed extinct in 1969) is born via artificial insemination at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute as part of a worldwide effort to rebuild the wild herds
  • 2014 Liberia shuts down most of its borders with fears about the spread of Ebola epidemic