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1967LBJ sets up commission to study cause of urban violence

198614th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1962Martin Luther King Jr. jailed in Albany Georgia

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

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

1501Copernicus formally installed as canon of Frauenberg Cathedral

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

196915th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls

1586Sir Walter Raleigh brings first tobacco to England from Virginia

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

1982California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times

July 27th Historical Events
Date Event
432
St Celestine I ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
1214
1st battle of Bouvines - King Philips II vs Emperor Otto IV 
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 
1501
Copernicus formally installed as canon of Frauenberg Cathedral 
1549
Jesuit priest Francis Xavier's ship reached Japan. 
1563
French army recaptures Le Havre 
1586
Sir Walter Raleigh brings first tobacco to England from Virginia 
1641
Prince Frederik Henry captures castle of Gennep 
1643
Cromwell defeats Royalist at Battle of Gainsborough 
1655
Jews of New Amsterdam petition for a Jewish cemetery 
1655
Netherlands & 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 & 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 (State dept) 
1794
Coup of thermidor/fall of Robespierre in Paris 
1795
Spain & 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
Adelaide, South Australia, founded 
1837
US Mint opens in Charlotte, NC 
1839
Chartist riots break out in Birmingham, England 
1844
Fire destroys US mint at Charlotte, NC 
1861
Battle of Mathias Point, VA - Rebel forces repel a Federal landing 
1861
Battle of St Augustine Springs, NM Terr 
1861
Confederate troops occupy Fort Fillmore, New Mexico 
1861
Union General George McClellan takes command from McDowell of Potamic Army 
1862
Hurricane hits Canton; about 40,000 die 
1862
Steamer "Golden Gate" burns & sinks off west coast of Mexico 
1864
Battle of Darbytown, VA (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
A P Abourne 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 electric automobile 
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) 
1909
Orville Wright tests 1st US Army airplane, flying 1h12m40s 
1913
Belgian Philippe Thys wins Tour de France 
1914
Roda JC soccer team forms in Kerkrade 
1914
Felix Manalo registers the Iglesia ni Cristo with the Filipino government. 
1917
The Allies reach the Yser Canal at 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) 
1920
Radio compass used for 1st time for aircraft navigation 
1920
Resolute beats Shamrock IV (England) in 14th running of America's Cup 
1921
2nd government of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms 
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
Andre Leducq wins Tour de France 
1930
25th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1) 
1931
Chilean president Carlos Ibáñez forced out 
1931
Grasshoppers in Iowa, Nebr & SD 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 & Hoangh, kills 200,000 
1937
32nd Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Wimbledon (4-1) 
1940
Billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts 
1940
Bugs Bunny 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 regains possession of Guam from Japanese 
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 
1947
Yogi Berri starts record 148 game errorless streak 
1948
Australia set 404 to win v England at Headingley 
1948
Bradman's 29th & last Test Cricket century, part of winning 3-404 
1948
Otto Skorzeny escapes anti-nazi camp at Darmstadt 
1949
1st jet-propelled airline (De Havilland Comet) flies 
1950
Pres Harry Truman promises aid to Taiwan 
1952
Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record marathon (2:23:03.2) 
1953
North Korea & 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 & Tom Connolly are inducted into Hall of Fame 
1954
36th PGA Championship: Chick Herbert at Keller GC St Paul Minn 
1954
Armistice divides Vietnam into two countries 
1955
Austria regains full independence after 4-power occupation 
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' Theater in London closes 
1958
Louise Suggs wins LPGA French Lick Golf Open 
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 
1960
US Vice-president Richard Nixon nominated for presidential candidate at Republican convention in Chicago 
1962
Mariner 2 launched to Venus; flyby mission 
1962
Martin Luther King Jr. jailed in Albany Georgia 
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 
1965
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs a bill requiring cigarette makers to print health warnings on all cigarette packages about the effects of smoking 
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
Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Canadian Golf Open 
1968
Race Riot in Gary Indiana 
1969
15th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls 
1969
Pioneer 10 launched 
1970
Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game 
1970
France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island 
1970
L Boudreau, Earle Combs, Ford Frick, & Jesse Haines enter 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
Carol Mann wins LPGA George Washington Ladies Golf Classic 
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
8.2 Tangshan earthquake kills estimated 240,000 Chinese 
1976
Japanese ex-premier Tanaka arrested (Lockheed Affair) 
1977
John Lennon is granted a green card for permanent residence in US 
1978
Indians Duane Kuiper is 3rd to hit 2 bases-loaded triples (vs Yanks) 
1978
Portuguese pres Eanes fires premier 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 
1982
California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times 
1982
Indian PM Indira Gandhi 1st visit to US in almost 11 years 
1982
Menken & Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors" premieres in NYC 
1983
104°F (40.3°C) in Garmersdorf (German 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 
1984
Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,053rd career single (vs Phila) 
1986
14th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley 
1986
24th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Czechoslovakia in Prague Czech (3-0) 
1986
Greg Lemond is 1st American to win Tour de France 
1986
Iraqi jets attack central Iranian city of Arak; Iran threatens missile attack of gulf states supporting Iraq 
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 pres of Burma 
1988
Radio Shack announces Tandy 1000 SL computer 
1988
Baseball star Tommy John commits rec 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) 
1990
Graham Gooch scores 333 v India at Lord's 
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 cop 
1991
TV Guide publishes its 2000th edition 
1992
Astros begins 26-game road trip to make room for Rep Natl Convention 
1992
Dimitri Lepikov, Vladimir Pychenko, Veniamin Taianovitch & Evgueni 
1992
Sadovyi swim world record 4x200m freestyle (7:11.95) 
1992
Nelson 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 
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/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
In Washington, DC, the Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated. 
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 
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
Franklin Quest Senior Golf Championship 
1997
Stewart Cink wins golfs Greater Hartford Open (267) 
1997
Tammie Green wins Giant Eagle LPGA Classic 
1997
Si Zerrouk massacre in Algeria; about 50 people killed. 
1999
Tony Hawk is the first skateboarder to land a "900" 
2002
Ukraine airshow disaster: A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine killing 85 and injuring more than 100 others, the largest air show disaster in history. 
2003
A group of 321 Filipino armed soldiers called "Magdalo" took over the Oakwood Premier Ayala Center in Makati City to show the Filipino people the alleged corruption of the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo administration 
2005
STS-114: NASA grounds the Space shuttle, pending an investigation of the external tank's continued foam-shedding problem. During ascent, the external tank of the Space Shuttle Discovery sheds a piece of foam slightly smaller than the piece that caused the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; this foam does not strike the spacecraft. 
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
Phoenix News Helicopter Collision: 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. This was the first known incidence of two news helicopters colliding in mid-air, and the worst civil aviation incident in Phoenix history. 
2012
Queen Elizabeth II announces the opening of the London 2012 Olympics at the opening ceremony 
2012
2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony occurs 
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
Vincenzo Nibali of Italy wins the Tour de France 
2016
2 Brazil warplanes collide while training for Olympics duty 
2016
Obama says it is possible Russia would try to sway US election 
2017
LGBT outrage over Trump ban on transgender military service 
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