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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


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


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


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


An armistice was signed ending the Korean War.


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


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


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


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


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


The 2012 Summer Olympics began in London.

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