Wednesday July 27 2016
Historical events of July 27
2005The shuttle Discovery launches on mission STS-114, marking a return to space after the shuttle Columbia crash of 2003.
1948In an Executive Order, President Harry Truman calls for the end of discrimination and segregation in the U.S. armed forces.
1947Alan Gordon [Big Al] Anderson, musician, songwriter, member of New Rhythm and Blues Quartet [NRBQ] and The Wildweeds.
1943Mick [Michael Phillip] Jagger, musician, member of the Rolling Stones.
1928Bernice Rubens, Welsh novelist and filmmaker.
1928Stanley Kubrick, film director (Spartacus, 2001
1920The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified.
1918Britain's top war ace, Edward Mannock, is shot down by ground fire on the Western Front.
1914Erskine Hawkins, trumpeter.
1895Gracie Allen, actress, wife and foil of George Burns.
1893George Grosz, German satiric artist.
1886William Gladstone is replaced by Lord Salisbury as Prime Minister of England.
1875Carl Jung, Swiss psychologist.
1856George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright (Pygmalion, Heartbreak House, Major Barbara).
1848The French army suppresses the Paris uprising.
1847Liberia becomes the first African colony to become an independent state.
1830King Charles X of France issues five ordinances limiting the political and civil rights of citizens.
1796George Catlin, American artist and author.
1794The French defeat an Austrian army at the Battle of Fleurus, France.
1790An attempt at a counter-revolution in France is put down by the National Guard at Lyons.
1775The Continental Congress establishes a postal system for the colonies with Benjamin Franklin as the first postmaster general.
1759The French relinquish Fort Ticonderoga in New York to the British under General Jeffrey Amherst.
1758British forces capture France's Fortress of Louisbourg after a seven-week siege.
1529Francisco Pizarro receives a royal warrant to "discover and conquer" Peru.
1526Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon and colonists leave Santo Domingo for Florida.
657Mu'awiyan defeats Caliph Ali in the Battle of Siffin in Mesopotamia.
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