On This Day

Historical Events on July 27 (Part 2)

  • 2014 Liberia shuts down most of its borders with fears about the spread of Ebola epidemic

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2014 Obama reaffirms Israel's "right to defend itself", but condemns civilian casualties in Gaza

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2014 101st Tour de France won by Vincenzo Nibali of Italy

Sport awardGolf Tournament

2014 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Porthcawl: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins his second Open Senior title by 13 strokes from Colin Montgomerie of Scotland

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • 2015 Fiat Chrysler fined record $105 million by Us regulators over their number of car recalls
  • 2015 The Shanghai Composite Index drops 8.5% in one day

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2017 Boy Scouts of American chief Michael Surbaugh apologies for politically motivated remarks made by President Donald Trump at rally attended by 30,000 scouts

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

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2017 Amazon founder Jeff Bezos briefly becomes world's richest man at $91.4bn overtaking Bill Gates for half a day

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos
Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
  • 2017 Reince Priebus resigns as Chief of Staff to US President Donald Trump, shortest non-interim tenure ever
  • 2018 CBS Chairman Leslie Moonves is accused of sexual misconduct in the "New Yorker" by Ronan Farrow
  • 2019 US President Trump, calls Baltimore a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess," calls Congress Rep Elijah Cummings responsible
  • 2019 American swimmer Caleb Dressel wins 3 gold medals in one day at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea; 50m freestyle, 100m butterfly and mixed 4×100m freestyle relay (WR 3:19.40)
  • 2019 At least 65 mourners killed in a gun attack at a funeral near Maiduguri, by suspected Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria

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2020 US congressman John Lewis becomes the first black lawmaker to lie in state in the Rotunda in Washington D.C.

Civil Rights Leader and Congressman John Lewis
Civil Rights Leader and Congressman
John Lewis
  • 2020 Google decides its employees can work from home until July 2021, the largest tech company to commit to working from home

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2020 WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus states that COVID-19 is "easily the most severe" global health emergency the WHO has faced

Head of the World Health Organisation Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Head of the World Health Organisation
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus