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July 27

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 

2003
Bob Hope
 Entertainer Bob Hope dies at his Toluca Lake, California, home at age 100.


 
200288 die and over 100 are injured when a Soviet SU-27 fighter crashes at a Ukraine air show.
 
1996One person is killed and more than 100 injured as a pipe bomb explodes at the Atlanta Olympics.
 
1995US president Bill Clinton and South Korean President Kim Young-sam dedicate the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.
 
1984Actor James Mason (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) dies of a heart attack in Switzerland at age 75.
 
1980The exiled Shah of Iran dies at a hospital near Cairo, Egypt.
 
1976Ray Brennan becomes the first person to die from Legionnaire's Disease, following the American Legion convention in Philadelphia.
 
1953The Korean War officially ends with the armistice signing at Panmunjom.
 
1940"Eh, what's up, doc?" Bugs Bunny makes his debut in the Warner Brothers cartoon A Wild Hare.
 
1866After two failed attempts, Cyrus Field lays the first successful transatlantic telegraph cable connecting North America and Europe.
 
1844The US Mint in Charlotte, North Carolina, is nearly destroyed by fire.
 
1789Congress establishes the Department of Foreign Affairs, later to become the US Department of State.
 
1694The Bank of England receives a royal charter as a commercial institution.
 
1586  Sir Walter Raleigh brings the first Virginia-grown tobacco back to England.
 

Born today:

1975  Alex Rodriguez - baseball shortstop (NY Yankees, Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners)

1967  Stacy Dean Campbell - singer

1963  Karl Mueller - bassist (Soul Asylum)

1949  Maureen McGovern - singer

1949  David Muse - keyboardist, flautist (Firefall)

1948  Peggy Fleming - figure skater

1944  Bobbie Gentry - singer

1933  Nick Reynolds - singer, guitarist (Kingston Trio)

1931  Jerry Van Dyke - actor

1922  Norman Lear - TV producer

1916  Kennan Wynn - actor (Dr. Strangelove)

1906  Leo Durocher - baseball manager

1667  Jean Bernoulli - mathematician

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Leo (The Lion)   Leo    

(The Lion)

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