27 JULY
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Charlotte Corday, 1768
  • Alexandre Dumas (fils), 1824
  • Hilaire Belloc, 1870
  • Selwyn Lloyd, 1904
  • Leo Durocher, 1905
  • Mario Del Monaco, 1915
  • Keenan Wynn, 1916
  • Norman Lear, 1922
  • Brock Peters, 1927
  • Robert Holmes à Court, 1937
  • Bobbie Gentry, 1944
  • Betty Thomas, 1948
  • Peggy Fleming, 1948
  • Maureen McGovern, 1949
  • Alex Rodriguez, 1975

Died On This Day:

  • King James I of Aragon, 1276
  • Gertrude Stein, 1946
  • António Salazar, 1970
  • Shah Mohammad Pahlavi Iran, 1980
  • William Wyler, 1981
  • George Gallup, 1984
  • James Mason, 1984
  • Bob Hope, 2003
  • Tony Martin, 2012
  • Sam Shepard, 2017

Today's Events:

  • 1054 - English under Siward, Earl of Northumbria, invade Scotland and defeat Macbeth at the Battle of Dunsinane; 3,000 Scots and 1,500 English die.
  • 1214 - German Emperor Otto IV is defeated by army of Philip II (the bastard) at Bouvines near Lille.
  • 1586 - Sir Walter Raleigh imports first tobacco from USA to England.
  • 1694 - English Parliament grants charter to the Bank of England.
  • 1789 - Congress establishes the U.S. State Department.
  • 1830 - July revolution breaks out in Paris.
  • 1862 - Paddle Steamer S. S. Golden Gate catches fire off Manzanillo Mexico; 204 dead, 134 survived.
  • 1866 - First transatlantic telegraph cable from Ireland to Newfoundland completed.
  • 1888 - First electric car demonstrated in Boston by inventor Philip W. Pratt; tricycle runs on batteries.
  • 1890 - Vincent van Gogh shoots himself in the chest in a wheatfield in Auvers, France; or perhaps it was an errant boy with a faulty gun.
  • 1900 - H. J. Heinz Company incorporated.
  • 1900 - 100,000 Boxers attack Tientsin killing 1,500 foreigners. Boxer Rebellion in China.
  • 1908 - Pilot Orville Wright and one passenger stays aloft for record one hour, 1 min. 40 seconds.
  • 1933 - Circuit Court of Kansas City mandates death penalty for kidnapping.
  • 1940 - Chuck Jones's animated short "A Wild Hare" is released by Warner Bros. introducing the character Bugs Bunny.
  • 1953 - Korean War Armistice signed at Panmunjom by UN, North Korean and Chinese.
  • 1955 - Austria regains sovereignty.
  • 1961 - Willette Murphy becomes first black woman to model clothes in a major American fashion magazine - Mademoiselle.
  • 1967 - Sexual offenses act in Britain decriminalizes homosexual acts between consenting adults.
  • 1974 - House Judiciary Committee votes Articles of Impeachment against President Richard Nixon.
  • 1976 - First person dies of Legionnaire's disease in Philadelphia.
  • 1990 - McMartin pre-school child molestation, longest U.S. criminal case, ends in mistrial after 7 yrs.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Celestine I
  • Clement Slovensky
  • Pantaleon
  • The Seven Sleepers
  • Aurelius and Natalia

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JAGANNATH, RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
  • RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
  • CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
  • TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
  • NEBUTA, Japanese Festival at peak of summer to drive off lethargy
  • SOMA NOMAOI, Japanese Festival of samurai equestrian displays

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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