On This Day..... July 27

JULY 27TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SCOTCH DAY
  • TODAY IS NEW JERSEY APPRECIATION DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CRÈME BRULEE DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • NORMAN LEAR (1922, 96)
  • JERRY VAN DYKE (1931-2018)
  • PEGGY FLEMING (1948, 70)
  • CAROL LEIFER (1956, 62)
  • JULIANA HATFIELD (1967, 51)
  • MAYA RUDOLPH (1972, 46)
  • ALEX RODRIGUEZ (1975, 43)
  • JORDAN SPIETH (1993, 25)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1586, SIR WALTER RALEIGH INTRODUCES TOBACCO FROM VIRGINIA TO ENGLAND
  • IN 1789, CONGRESS ESTABLISHES THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, LATER CALLED THE STATE DEPARTMENT
  • IN 1804, THE 12TH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION IS RATIFIED DEFINING THE PROCESS OF ELECTING THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT
  • IN 1836, A SHIP CALLED “THE DUKE OF YORK” LANDS ON KANGAROO ISLAND TO DELIVER THE FIRST COLONISTS TO AUSTRALIA
  • IN 1837, THE US MINT AT CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA OPENS
  • IN 1844, THE US MINT AT CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA IS DESTROYED BY A FIRE
  • IN 1890, VINCENT VAN GOGH SHOOTS HIMSELF IN A SUICIDE ATTEMPT. HE DIES OF THE INJURIES TWO DAYS LATER
  • IN 1919, RACE RIOTS BEGIN IN CHICAGO. THEY LAST FOUR DAYS KILLING 23 BLACK AND 15 WHITE PEOPLE AND INJURING OVER 500
  • IN 1921, FREDERICK BANTING AND CHARLES BEST ARE ABLE TO ISOLATE INSULIN IN A LAB AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
  • IN 1924, THE 8TH OLYMPIC GAMES CLOSE IN PARIS
  • IN 1931, A PLAGUE OF GRASSHOPPERS KILL THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF CROPS ACROSS IOWA, NEBRASKA AND SOUTH DAKOTA
  • IN 1935, THE YANGTZEE RIVER IN CHINA FLOODS KILLING 200,000 PEOPLE
  • IN 1940, BILLBOARD MAGAZINE BEGINS PUBLISHING A SALES CHART
  • IN 1940, WARNER BROTHERS DEBUTS BUGS BUNNY IN THE CARTOON “WILD HARE”
  • IN 1945, THE U.S. COMMUNIST PART FORMS
  • IN 1946, GERTRUDE STEIN DIES AT 72
  • IN 1954, VIETNAM IS SEPERATED INTO TWO COUNTRIES, NORTH AND SOUTH
  • IN 1955, AUSTRIA REGAINS ITS INDEPENDENCE AFTER BEING OCCUPIED SINCE WORLD WAR II BY ALLIED FORCES
  • IN 1960, THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION NOMINATES VICE PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON FOR THE PRESIDENCY
  • IN 1962, THE MARINER 2 IS LAUNCHED TO FLY BY VENUS
  • IN 1962, MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. GOES TO JAIL IN GEORGIA AS PART OF HIS 1961 “ALBANY MOVEMENT”. HE DECLINES BAIL AND CHOOSES 45 DAYS IN JAIL BUT IS RELEASED THREE DAYS LATER AFTER REV. BILLY GRAHAM PAYS HIS FINES
  • IN 1965, PRESIDENT JOHNSON SIGNS A BILL TO REQUIRE ALL CIGARETTES TO HAVE A HEALTH WARNING ON THE SIDE OF THE PACK ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF SMOKING
  • IN 1968, MAMA CASS ELLIOT RELEASES HER FIRST SOLO SINGLE “DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME”. HER VERSION WOULD BE THE HIGHEST CHARTING OF ALL COVERS OF THE SONG PEAKING AT #12 ON THE CHART
  • IN 1974, THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE VOTES 27-11 TO IMPEACH PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON
  • IN 1974, JOHN DENVER HITS #1 WITH “ANNIE’S SONG”
  • IN 1974, WINGS HAS THE #1 ALBUM WITH “BAND ON THE RUN”
  • IN 1976, JAPAN’S EX-PRIME MINISTER TANAKA IS ARRESTED AS PART OF THE LOCKHEED AFFAIR, A SCANDAL INVOLVING U.S. AEROSPACE COMPANY LOCKHEED BRIBING POLITICIANS IN GERMANY, ITALY, THE NETHERLANDS AND JAPAN
  • IN 1976, TINA TURNER DIVORCES HER HUSBAND IKE AFTER 16 YEARS OF ABUSE
  • IN 1977, JOHN LENNON IS GIVEN A GREEN CARD TO LIVE PERMANENTLY IN THE U.S.
  • IN 1980, MOHAMMAD REZA PAHLAVI, THE LAST SHAH OF IRAN DIES IN EXILE IN CAIRO
  • IN 1981, SIX YEAR OLD ADAM WALSH IS KIDNAPPED FROM A SEARS DEPARTMENT STORE AND FOUND DEAD TWO WEEKS LATER. HIS STORY “ADAM” WAS SEEN BY 38 MILLION PEOPLE ON TV AND HIS FATHER JOHN WALSH WENT ON TO HOST “AMERICA’S MOST WANTED”
  • IN 1982, ALAN MENKEN AND HOWARD ASHMAN DEBUT “LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS” OFF BROADWAY
  • IN 1985, PAUL YOUNG GOES TO #1 WITH “EVERY TIME YOU GO AWAY”
  • IN 1986, DIRECTOR CAMERON CROWE MARRIES HEART’S NANCY WILSON
  • IN 1987, THE FIRST ARTIFACTS FROM THE TITANIC ARE RETRIEVED BY FRENCH DIVERS
  • IN 1990, ZSA ZSA GABOR ARRIVES TO SERVE OUT HER THREE DAY PRISON SENTENCE
  • IN 1991, JESUS JONES PEAKS AT #2 WITH “RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW”
  • IN 1992, JAPANESE SWIMMER KYOKO IWASAKI BECOMES THE YOUNGEST PERSON TO WIN AN OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL AT 14 YEARS AND SIX DAYS OLD
  • IN 1995, THE KOREAN WAR VETERANS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED IN WASHINGTON D.C.
  • IN 1996, A BOMB EXPLODES DURING THE ATLANTA OLYMPICS KILLING ONE AND INJURING 110 PEOPLE
  • IN 1996, THE SPICE GIRLS HIT #1 WITH “WANNABE”
  • IN 2002, A FIGHTER JET CRASHES DURING AN AIR SHOW IN UKRAINE KILLING 85 AND INJURING ANOTHER 100 PEOPLE
  • IN 2002, AFTER A PUBLIC MELTDOWN ON MTV, MARIAH CAREY CHECKED HERSELF INTO THE HOSPITAL FOR “EXTREME EXHAUSTION”
  • IN 2003, 320 FILIPINO SOLDIERS TAKE OVER A MALL IN MAKATI CITY TO PROTEST PRESIDENT GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO’S ADMINISTRATION
  • IN 2003, BOB HOPE DIES AT 100
  • IN 2007, TWO NEWS HELICOPTERS COLLIDE WHILE COVERING A POLICE CHASE IN PHOENIX KILLING ALL IN BOTH CHOPPERS
  • IN 2012, QUEEN ELIZABETH II OPENS THE 30TH OLYMPICS IN LONDON
  • IN 2013, OVER 1,000 INMATES ESCAPE A PRISON IN BENGHAZI, LIBYA
  • IN 2014, PRESIDENT OBAMA DECLARES ISRAEL’S “RIGHT TO SELF DEFEND” WHILE ALSO CONDEMNING CIVILIAN CASUALTIES IN THE GAZA STRIP
  • IN 2017, THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA FORMALLY APOLOGIZES FOR REMARKS MADE BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AT A RALLY ATTENDED BY 30,000 SCOUTS
  • IN 2017, JEFF BEZOS PASSES BILL GATES AS THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD FOR A HALF DAY BEFORE BEING OVERTAKEN AGAIN BY GATES
  • IN 2017, REINCE PRIEBUS RESIGNS AS CHIEF OF STAFF TO PRESIDENT TRUMP

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