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Sunday, July 27, 2014

This was 208th day of the year and 157 days remained in the year.


July 27 Birthdays

Alexandre Dumas
1824–1895, French dramatist and novelist

Leo Durocher
baseball player (1905)

Norman Lear
television producer (1922)

Bharati Mukherjee
writer (1940)

Peggy Fleming
ice skater (1948)

July 27 in History

1861

Union general George B. McClellan was put in command of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War.

1940

Bugs Bunny made his debut in the cartoon A Wild Hare.

1940

Billboard magazine published its first singles record chart (for the week of July 20).

1953

An armistice was signed ending the Korean War.

1974

The House Judiciary Committee voted to impeach Richard Nixon for obstructing justice in the Watergate case.

1995

The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC.

1996

A pipe bomb exploded in an Atlanta park during the Olympic Games.

2003

Lance Armstrong won his fifth straight Tour de France, tying Miguel Indurain's record.

2003

Comedian Bob Hope died in his home, at the age of 100.

2012

The 2012 Summer Olympics began in London.

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