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Notable Historical Events for July 27th

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

1586Sir Walter Raleigh brings first tobacco to England from Virginia

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

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

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

196915th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls

1962Martin Luther King Jr. jailed in Albany Georgia

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

1501Copernicus formally installed as canon of Frauenberg Cathedral

1982California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times

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Notable Birthdays on July 27th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 27th

1927British Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery (39) weds Elizabeth Carver in Chiswick, England

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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