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Notable Historical Events for July 27th

1586Sir Walter Raleigh brings first tobacco to England from Virginia

1982California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times

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

2012Queen Elizabeth II announces the opening of the London 2012 Olympics at the opening ceremony

1967LBJ sets up commission to study cause of urban violence

1992Nelson Mandela says that a general strike will go ahead; the aim of the mass protest was the peaceful removal of President De Klerk from power, the immediate transfer of political power to the people and free and fair elections to a constituent assembly

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

1962Martin Luther King Jr. jailed in Albany Georgia

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 27th

1906Leo Durocher, Mass, baseball player and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants)

1949Maureen McGovern, Youngstown Oh, singer (Got To Be a Morning After)

1881Hans Fischer, Munich Germany, physicist (Nobel 1930), (d. 1945)

1452Ludovico Sforza [il Moro], Lombardy, Italian duke of Milan (1494-1508), (commissioned The Last Supper), (d. 1508)

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Notable Weddings on July 27th

1990NBA star Patrick Ewing (27) weds Rita Williams

1857Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I (25) weds princess Charlotte of Belgium (17) in Brussels

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Notable Deaths on July 27th

1980Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (1941-79), dies in Cairo at 60

2003Bob Hope, English-born American actor, comedian and entertainer (b. 1903)

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